“The Irish Rovers”, is a feature-length movie about two socially inept, American tech workers who get lost in Ireland.
The estimated cost of this project is $946. This is a no budget film using a borrowed camera, two actors and one camera operator. The $1,000 grant will be used for securing a £5,000,000 liability insurance policy (the minimum required) so that we may shoot in public areas of Northern Ireland. These scenes are crucial to the story line. The policy we're looking at purchasing is currently valued at £600 (approx. $946) for one month of insurance. The additional money would be used to purchase Guinness for our sole camera operator.
We plan to have the film completed by August 2011 and ready for submission to festivals in September 2011.
About The Team Scott and Stacey have performed both in the United States and Ireland. They've been runners up in the Funniest Person in Austin Contest and invited to perform at the San Francisco Sketchfest in 2005. Their comedy short, "Safety First" was a selection of the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and was purchased by Comedy Central. Their short documentary, "LSD A Go Go", premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play at numerous festivals both in the US and worldwide, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Los Angeles/AFI Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival.
About The Film This is a no buget production based on the characters of Tom and Patty that Scott and Stacey have played both on stage and film. The film is being shot entirely on location in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We're adapting an improv-edy style of writing and acting, where we incorporate elements of reality and accidents into what happens on screen.
Producer's Note - For some reason, when we typed in the location of "Ireland" into the box below, the system spit back "Ireland, United Kingdom". Now...ummm....technically this is true as we're based in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom.
"Ireland, United Kingdom" hasn't existed since the 1920s.
We'll forgive Kickstarter for the error.
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