Currently funding on IndieGoGo is Lost And Found, a short film featuring rescue animals from writer/director Liam O’Neill.
Lost And Found follows Charlie. Following the death of his father Charlie attempts to find a way to help his grieving and struggling mother. His plan: kidnap local animals and claim the rewards from their owners. As plans go it may not be the best!
The short film stars IFTA host, TV star and actress, Caroline Morahan, as Charlie’s mother, with young actor Lee O’Donoghue as Charlie. Despite being just 10 years of age O’Donoghue has already featured in a slew of Irish shorts, including Help the Poor Struggler, The Monster, Teacher’s Pet, Elev8, and Dog House. The supporting cast includes Liam O’Brien, Nigel Mercier, and Zeb Moore, as well as young actor Brandon Maher who plays Charlie’s nemesis Sam.
Writer/director O’Neill has previously given us the Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme short Northern Lights, winning awards and screening worldwide. Producers on the film include Patrick Daly, Magdalena Puzmujzniak, and Ronan Cassidy as Executive Producer on behalf of Limerick City of Culture 2014. DoP is Patrick Jordan, who worked on the Oscar-nominated short film, Pentecost as well as Volkswagen Joe, for which he won the Donal Gilligan Award for Best Cinematography at the 2014 Galway Film Festival.
With the film almost completely shot, the filmmakers are raising funds to complete the film. They are attempting to raise ‚Ç¨7,000¬†to do one more day of shooting in Co. Limerick, the editing & grading, graphics/VFX, sound design & mix, and original music score, as well as the marketing packaging and covering festival submission fees.
Rewards for contributions vary, but all come with a donation towards Limerick Animal Welfare. LAW is a charity based in County Limerick whose members care for and rehome stray, mistreated and abandoned animals both in Ireland and abroad. Any rescue animal LAW takes in, unless it is adopted and suitably rehomed, has a home for life at the LAW sanctuary in County Limerick.