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Target: €6000

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€6,900 Raised

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119 Funders

THE PARTICIPANTS

By STILL FILMS

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ABOUT THE FILM - THE STORY
In an eerie abandoned world where no adults are to be found, a gang of forgotten children plays endlessly repetitive games to gain the favour of Mikhail, the self-proclaimed leader of this strange and isolated society. Rebelling against Mikhail's tyrannical bullying, Emilia, Boris and the bird-like shaman boy Josef devise a plan to escape, twisting the rules to beat Mikhail at his own game.

Adopting the classic conventions of sci-fi - a queer and unconventional story unfolds. A metaphor for much broader themes and concerns, THE PARTICIPANTS examines the nature of power, mob rule, and the darker side of human group behaviour. Do we choose to bravely participate in standing up for what we know is right? Or do we choose to remain fearfully silent in the face of oppression?

The script was developed in collaboration with the cast of children and teenagers. The film was shot in Lough Boora Parklands in the midlands of Ireland, a remarkably beautiful landscape of reclaimed bog-land that serves as a stunning backdrop for this unique story - one which examines how societies condone bullying and the alienation of those perceived as different.


WHO IS MAKING THIS FILM?
THE PARTICIPANTS is the first feature drama film from the award winning team at Still Films, the same people who made PYJAMA GIRLS and the haunting documentary SEAVIEW about asylum seekers in Mosney. The film is directed by Paul Rowley and produced by Nicky Gogan. We shot the film in seven days with a cast of the most incredible young actors, many acting for the first time.


WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
We have almost finished the film and have just run out of funds at the last hurdle. The film is scheduled to premiere at GAZE - the Dublin International LGBT Film Festival at the end of July, and we desperately need your help to pay for a final sound mix and colour grading. This is not something we can do ourselves with the resources we have, so we have to go to a professional studio to finish.

With only a few weeks to go before our premiere we would hugely appreciate any help you can offer in bringing this film to the screen.

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¡¡¡ NINE DAYS LEFT !!!

Hey all thanks so much to everyone for coming over to check out the trailer and the campaign. With nine days left to get involved we're almost half way to our target. Amazing news. Nine days left so we really appreciate any help getting the project out there. Thanks folks!!

DAY ONE DOWN AND A HUGE THANK YOU!

We're just so blown away by all the goodwill and support for our project on the first day. With such a short campaign time it means the world to us that people are really coming on board so generously with their contributions and their help promoting the project to their friends and families. Thanks so much for everything folks. Have a great weekend. XXX Paul, Nicky, and all The Participants

AND WE'RE OFF!!!

DAY ONE of fourteen. It's a crazy quick turnaround time we know but already donations are starting to come in. This film has had so much support from the start we're really hoping everyone will continue to show the love and get us over the finish line! We're so close! With your help we'll get there. Thank you!

funders (119)

There are 112 public funders of this project


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