A community campaign is underway to fund an independent Irish film production in Donegal.
The quest is being led by Rossnowlagh production house Breezy Point Arts & Production, operated by MarieAnn Mc Loughlin Dwyer.
Her aim is to assist young artists and new writers in Irish storytelling. And she has a particular interest in having locations sourced in the “beautiful county Donegal”.
A working Irish film is currently in pre-production, and this fund aims to get it over the line.
With a goal of €7,500, the Breezy Point project seeks to help young Irish writers find funding to translate their work onto screen.
Mc Loughlin Dwyer said: “Irish storytelling is without a doubt, unique in it’s form, it’s language, and it’s many manifestations. As a child I found myself drawn to film, song, agus Scéal . Irish story was revealed to me through family gatherings, Christmas reunions, and often within the inner sanctums of The Irish Wake. I found myself learning about my world, my history, and my future through Irish voices, voices including our local shopkeeper, to the singers of ballads at our local public house…
“I continue listening to stories today. However, I now work to help awaken stories, particularly stories relating to our Irish history and multi layered culture. I do this through the medium of Irish Independent Film. It is my job as a producer to read the work or young Irish writers, and assist them find funding to translate their work onto screen.
“Breezy Point Arts & Production Donegal is an “umbrella” production house based in Rossnowlagh Co. Donegal. We endeavor to assist young artists, new writers, as well as supporting crew internships. We supply support (both financial & and by resource) to film companies with little or no access to grant funding. We ensure that our funded films are shot on location in Ireland, with a particular interest in shooting footage in Co. Donegal Ireland.”
To view the community GoFundMe campaign, visit: https://gofund.me/b2a11c1b