Making Ugly film fundraiser at Store St

January 16, 2011 § Leave a comment

Dublin plays host to fundraiser for indie feature film ‘Making Ugly’

The young filmmaking team behind new independent thriller ‘Making Ugly’ present an evening of film and live music from 8:30pm on Saturday 22 January 2011 at The Good Bits, Store Street, Dublin 1. The event will include a preview of the film trailer and a fantastic array of local musicians that include Starters, Press Empire, Ciaran Smyth, Blue Syndrome and guest DJ Thomas Farrell; all performing to raise funds for the post-production stage of the project.

Dublin-born producer Dara Carroll welcomes this event as a homecoming but also ‘because Dublin is bursting with young filmmakers, artists and musicians that are full of drive and talent but more often than not have to leave to pursue their careers.’ Carroll sees this event as ‘an opportunity for people to come together with ideas and skills and start producing some great work.’ Describing his role as producer on ‘Making Ugly’, a micro-budget feature film, Carroll explains how ‘everything has to be negotiated or done for as little money as possible. You have a lot of people saying that it is impossible to make a film on no budget, while at the same time the crew would be making their way to the 31st floor of one of the most famous buildings in Canary Wharf. It’s a role that takes a lot of belief in the project and in yourself.’ On future projects, Carroll reveals ‘the goal is to produce and shoot the next film in Ireland, this is now the time and place for Dublin filmmakers of all skills to come together and get the ball rolling.’

This event follows a thrilling, uproarious fundraising event in Edinburgh and the ‘Making Ugly’ cast and crew views the growing support for the film as testament to the support and excitement for independent British and Irish cinema to flourish once more. ABOUT THE FILM ‘Making Ugly’ is an original, independent feature film that revolves around the dark bonds that link seemingly disparate characters and the horrific crimes committed when no one is really looking. The film is currently in post-production and set for theatrical release in 2011.

The film was shot on a budget of £7,000 with an actual budget of £500,000 gained in kind. Shot on location in London and Edinburgh over 3 months in 2010 and made possible by the support of local and national business that include London and Edinburgh film council, Abbey Offices, Bl Developments, Ghillie Dhu, The Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh, The Film House, Tea Tree Tea and Tower Hamlets Council.

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