Currently funding on FundIt is Jar, a new science-fiction short film from writer/director Wayne Doherty.
The story follows three young Irish children as they plan a summer of escape, adventure and¬† discovery. Set between the nostalgic charm of childhood and the realism of a bleak suburban Dublin housing estate, the story follows the boys over the course of a summer as they attempt to escape their mundane realities and troubled home lives through comic books, monster movies and science fiction. While out fishing in a stream one day, they catch something that will change their world forever.
The movie will feature young actors from Dance Agency Ireland: Darragh Tobin, Dylan Bennett, and Emma Meyer. Pre-production is currently under way on the sci-fi drama, which will be filmed in locations around Dublin and Louth beginning in mid October.. Jar is written by Doherty and Simon Murphy of Primevil Prints, a new Dublin based production company. Murphy also acts as producer on the film, having previously produced the award-winning short comedy The Stand Up.
The rest of the crew are also seasoned filmmakers, and include Director of Photography Kevin Minogue (Limp, Twice Shy), 1st AC Luke Daly (Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder, La Violencia), Assistant Director Vincent McEntee of Wishka Films (Endure, For Sarah, Twice Shy), Production Sound Mixer Simon Murphy of Brainwave Audio (Cardboard Gangsters, Twice Shy, Danger Overhead Powerlines), Boom Operator Andy Flaherty (What Richard Did, King of the Travellers), Art Director Damian Byrne of Oracle Pictures (Penny Dreadful, Ripper Street, Love/Hate), Costume Designer Kika Chix (Monged). The film will also feature an original score by the Brazilian music company Modular Safari.
The film is looking to raise ‚Ç¨5,000 to cover production costs: locations, transport, catering, crew, equipment, costume, props; post-production costs: editing, grading, sound design, music; and promotional costs: festival entry fees, DCP/Digi-Beta conversion, and posters.