117% Funded


Target: €5000


€5,880 Raised


38 Funders

The Trip (Short Horror Film)

By ShotBySanti


What This Project Is About

The Trip is our homage to classic horror films from the 70's and 80's such as John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) and George A Romero's Dawn Of The Dead (1978). We hope to use some of the best equipment, beautiful lighting and practical effects to make this look as authentic as possible.

Our story follows three friends who go camping to celebrate their friendship. But in the dark mysterious woods there is a force of unearthly evil lurking.
And it is hungry...

We don't want to give too much away but you'll be sure to be in for a thrilling experience and we'd love to have your support in making this project come to life!

Budget Breakdown

Below is an overview of how we expect the expenses to be used:


Lights: Aputure Light Storm LS (x5 Rental) - 450 (5.6%)

Camera + Lens:

Camera: BlackMagik 6 Pro (Rental) - 300

Anamorphic Lenses: Orion Series A Set (Rental) - 1140 

Total: 1440 (17%)

Generator: - 290 (3%)

Sound Equipment: Sennheiser G3 (x3 Rental) - 270 (3.6%)

Actor Costs (Daily Fee): 100

Total: 2100 (25%)

Crew Costs (Flat Fee):

Director: €500

1st A.D : €400

DOP: €500

Gaffer: €400

Sound: €400

Makeup: 300

Total: €2500 (29%)

Food Costs:

Cost: 10 (Daily per person)

Total: 560 (6.6%)


Costs: 470 (5.5%)

Practical Effects:

Props: €200

Miniatures: 200

Total: €400 (4.7%)

Budget Total: €8500

Overall we are expecting to split our funding like this:

Fund it: 5000

Indiegogo: 3000

Personal Contribution: 500 + Unexpected Costs


About Us

Santiago Rivas (Writer & Director) & Liam Prenter Morris (Producer) have experience creating sketches and short films together for 8 years including two finalists for the 2017/18 Fresh Films Festival as well as an Audience Award. Liam is currently in his penultimate year at IADT, majoring in Sound.

Filip Slalina (DOP) is in his penultimate year at IADT, majoring in Cinematography. He has experience shooting short films and music videos.

Anton Rivas (1st AD) has experience running UCD 's Media Production Society for 2 years which included running the second student Intervarsity Project for UCDTV in 2019.


We will be performing extensive planning and rehearsals with the cast and crew of the project to ensure an efficient shoot. There will also be a COVID officer on site to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Shooting is expected to commence the start of March 2022 with completion by April.

Perks are expected for delivery May 2022.

Why We Need You

In order to produce a high quality call back to 80's aesthetic horror films, we'd love to use practical effects and appropriate equipment. Filmmaking is expensive and funders are a necessary step towards professional shoots.

Thank you so much for looking over this project and, if you're interested in what we're doing, be sure to check out the perks we have available and please share this page around to help support us further!