#NowFunding: Irish short contemporary western Sons and Broken Noses
Now funding on IndieGoGo is Sons and Broken Noses, an Irish based, contemporary western, directed by Colin Fleming and Nigel O’Brien from an award-winning script by Damien Aulsberry.
Sons and Broken Noses stars well-known Irish comedians and actors Eric Lalor and Jason Byrne, who play Jake and Sean, two down on their luck bank robbers whose day is about to get a whole lot worse. The dark comedic tale also stars Frank O’Sullivan as underworld kingpin Mick Ronan and his son Gabriel played by Emmet Byrne.
Sons and Broken Noses will be co-directed/produced by Fleming and O’Brien. Fleming is the founder and CEO of City Morgue Films and a graduate of NUIG, with a B.A in creative writing, and an M.A. in Film Production and Direction. He has made a number of short horror films, including a remake of Kubrick’s infamous bar scene from The Shining, in Irish. He has also written a number of upcoming short films for other directors. O’Brien is a graduate of the V.E.C. Galway film production course, where he received distinctions in T.V and Video production and editing. His previous films Gun Down and The Last Man have screened at the Galway Film Fleadh and Richard Harris International Film Festival in Limerick, as well as having smaller international screenings. His most recent film Aftermath, written by Fleming, is currently on its festival run and will next screen at the Big Terror Short Film Festival in the U.S. He is a senior partner and CTO at City Morgue Films.
The pair have also assembled a quality crew for the production, with Paul Noble as Director of Photography, Ger Wallace as Production Designer, and Edwina Forkin as Executive Consultant Producer.
Funding will go towards equipment rental, transportation, accommodation and catering for the four day shoot. Other costs include insurance, wardrobe and props, and paying the cast and crew. 20% of the budget has been allocated to promotion and film festival fees. On top of this if the production reaches and exceeds its target for funding then 50% of everything over the target mark will be donated to a mental health awareness charity, Jigsaw.