Rip to the Rescue!, a dark sci-fi comedy written by Cian McGarrigle (Burning Wishes, Red Rock, Nowhere Fast) and directed by Paudie Baggott, has just wrapped shooting in County Kildare.
The film is set in post-apocalyptic Ireland where a suave American jet pilot tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from her domineering mother. But he soon finds out that in the midlands, family can be deadly.
Rip to the Rescue! stars L.A. actor Ryan Stanger (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Conan), Rose Henderson (Father Ted, Penny Dreadful) and Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy, Nowhere Fast) . It is produced by Sarah Barr (Them’s The Breaks). The project is funded by the Kildare County Council through their Short Grass Film Award.
The crew extended the four-day shoot by an extra day due to Hurricane Ophelia and filmed their final scenes in the former Red House Hotel in Kildare. As the project is very ambitious, the production team are currently crowdfunding to cover additional costs (including unexpected costs resulting from the hurricane delay). You can donate to the project here.
Check out the Kildare County Council website for more on their Short Grass funding scheme.