101% Funded


Target: €1500


€1,525 Raised


21 Funders


By Eilis Mernagh


Michelle, a well-off bank manager’s wife, and her two teenage children have been taken captive at their home by a tiger kidnap gang. The gang have taken her husband to his bank so that he can withdraw a large sum of money and hand it over. Meanwhile, Michelle and the kids are tied to chairs in the living room of their luxurious, secluded house and guarded by two members of the gang. One gang member takes the opportunity to take a nap but the younger man, Tony, keeps a close eye on the family. It isn’t long before the belligerent, intelligent young kidnapper and the snobbish Michelle are engaged in a battle of wits that can only have one victor.

The film is scheduled to shoot later this month. Once it’s been shot, the intention is to start with a screening at a Dublin cinema later in 2012, then enter it for film festivals in Ireland and abroad, before approaching TV distribution companies.

Tiger will cost €2,500 to produce. We already have part of this budget in place and we are going ahead with the shoot on this funding. We need to raise another €1,500 to make the film ready for screening.

Just to give you some background on this project: the script – written by myself, Eilis Mernagh – was shortlisted for the short script competition at the Waterford Film Festival in November 2011. It will be directed by award-winning director Cathal Nally, who is also co-producing the film with me.

I have written several feature scripts and two other shorts, one of which was produced by the Darklight Film Festival in October 2009. One of my feature scripts won the Atlantis Award for Feature Screenplay at the Moondance Film Festival in Colorado last September.

Cathal has directed four short films, including Voices, for which he won Best Director at the Underground Cinema Festival 2011. His script The Retreat was also a screenplay finalist at the Waterford Film Festival in 2011.

The cast includes actresses Vivienne Connolly and Cerys Hughes and actors Stephen Cromwell and Jamie Gleeson-Dunn.

For more information - and to read a copy of the script, check out my blog.



Nearly there!

We've hit the 100% mark with 2 days to go - yay! - but will, of course, still welcome funds until the fat lady sings. Thanks a million to everyone who's helped us to raise the post-production costs for Tiger and I'll see you all at the first screening! All the best, Eilis

12 days to go!

The rough cut is being produced as I type, then it will go to the post-sound wizard and finally to the composer. I'm very excited to see the final edit! Many thanks to everyone who's funded us so far. We really need these funds for post-production and for getting the film out to festivals, so all donations are greatly appreciated! Please take a minute to check out the trailer and if you want to be part of our crew and have your name on the screen as well as avail of some cool bonuses, donate your chosen amount. Thanks a million! Eilis

We're nearly a third up!

We're nudging towards 500 euro with 19 days to go - all donations gratefully accepted! Now is your chance to see your name on the big screen. Check out the trailer and if you like it, consider giving us a few quid. Thanks a million to all our funders! Eilis

Rough Cut nearly cut!

The editor is moving even faster than we thought so the rough cut should be ready by early next week. I can't wait to see it! We're also looking at trying to get the film to some distribution companies as well as to festivals. About half money we raise on Fundit will go towards film festival entries and on getting DVDs burned and artwork done. The other half will go on post production and on a screening at a Dublin cinema, which we hope to arrange by mid to late May. I've funded a couple of other films on this site and I think it's a brilliant resource. Have a look round, watch some videos and see what's out there. Thanks a million to all our funders so far! All the best, Eilis

Trailer is live

Our trailer is now up and the film is being edited in the U.S. as I type. I'm really happy with the trailer and think it reflects the mood of the film very well. Thanks a million to all our funders so far and let's keep it going! I'm looking forward to arranging a screening for the finished film, then it's going to be sent off to film festivals far and wide... All the best, Eilis

Thank you!!

Thanks to all our funders so far! We've created a facebook page for the film with a selection of photos from the set as well as some movie stills. You can view it here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Tiger-Irish-short-film/241418452611926?notif_t=page_new_likes Just to give an update on the status of the film, it's been shot and is currently heading for post-production. We'll have a trailer up soon - probably by the end of next week - that will give a little flavour of what's to come! All the best, Eilis

funders (21)

There are 18 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project