We are finishing a film on the greatest instrument in the world! Tucked away in Ireland, in pubs and kitchens, it won't be seen without your support
The hourglass has nearly run out of sand.....
And my film could sure use a boost. At the moment, I am in Ireland, shooting a
musical documentary on the greatest instrument in the world: the Uilleann Pipes!
I'm working on the film against a loan that has dwindled to zero. But I WON'T go
home until the shooting schedule has completed; the project is too important.
KickStarter has given me a unique opportunity to keep the wheels on (lawfully...)
and I thank all of you backers for your support!
No alluring prospect of gain or glory prompted me to start this project... work
simply needed to be done to archive the pipes at this stage....and there was
so much beauty in the sound, intrigue in the history, and such characters
playing this fantastic instrument, a feature documentary began...
And since that revelation, I have been dreaming and pushing and scheming
and screaming and scraping to make this film. It's been 5 years cooking
and a perfect window of time remains to finish what I have started.
More about the instrument and project can be found: OVER HERE
It's vital to know that, while the instrument itself is well-played, an Irish piper,
leading dances and harrowing souls, remains a fleeting character, even in his
native Ireland. Compounded by the spartan few master pipe makers churning
out classic pipes....light should be cast on the Irish piping tradition!
And some kind of original film is in the works..... So please help keep
this project afloat and spur me on towards the finish line! The more support that
pours in, the more stories we can gather, and greater audience we can reach!
All the best,
p.s. - new still photos in the update #3....
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Regular Updates as I travel around Ireland gathering footage and stories.
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
I will send you a postcard from Ireland, with an anecdote and a big thanks, mailed with a limited edition Piper stamp (until run out....!)
Pledge $65 or moreYou selected
You got a package coming your way from Ireland, containing a thank you note, along with a DVD of a young female trio playing an original composition against a 10 minute silent Irish film at an art gallery in Dublin! A very special night of music.
Pledge $125 or moreYou selected
12 backers Limited (8 left of 20)
A LARGE 'Thank You' in the Film Credits. Regular Updates. The trio DVD (see above...). A personal postcard from an unknown location in Ireland. And when the documentary film goes to DVD you will receive one from the first batch. That's 2 DVD's!!!
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)
You will receive Regular Updates, a Postcard from each city that I travel to, a DVD of the young Irish trio (see above description), a Thank You in the Film Credits, a first print of the finished documentary on DVD, and an invitation for two to the screening of the completed film!
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
If you pick up the entire cost of finishing this film....I will name you as the sole Producer: "Such and such film, produced by ____________(you!!)". I will make an official plaque stating your role in the film production and mail it to you in a package that contains all of the above listed goodies...Whooh!
- (30 days)