My name is Alan Donohoe, and I co wrote the script for “I Have a Bad Feeling About This” with my good friend Jamie Williamson, and if we reach our goal, I’ll be taking on directing duties for the film as well. My self and Jamie met whilst studying in University about 5 years ago. We both shared a passion for movies and storytelling, so when we graduated we decided to stick at writing and keep creating things.
Finding work in the industry hasn’t been easy with the current ecenomic climate, but between the two of us we’ve been lucky enough to work as production assistants, Camera assistants and get to work with likes of Stephen Graham and Deborah Harry. But even with all of this we still felt a thirst to create our own projects. One night I couldn’t sleep and started listening to an interview with the director of Clerks ‘Kevin Smith’ on ‘The Nerdist Podcast’. During the interview he was asked what advice he could give to aspiring filmmakers and he said something along the lines of…
“If you keep trying and working at your own shit, sooner or later people just start coming by. If I can do it so can you”
Now this really did something to me. The way I saw it was, you can sit and listen what other people telling you how tough it is to break the industry and get a movie made or you can go out and give it try. Do something about it. Take a shot. So I immidiately sent Jamie a Text message, saying something along the lines of…
“You know that feature script we’ve been writing… Let’s try and make it” Anyone else would of said “You’re crazy” but Jamie said “OK”
We shot a promo on a shoe string budget of £300 and really fell in love with the Cannon 550D. We decided the only way we could do this was if we kept it cheap, made use of the tools and resources that we already had access to, whilst still managing make a fantastic feature film with the look and feel of a big budget movie. Sam Ramie, Kevin Smith and Peter Jackson did it without half of the brilliant filmmaking tools that we have accsess to today. The way I see it, we have no excuse to not try and make something.
You’ve seen what we can do with £300. We are asking for $16000 (£10000) to make a micro budget feature. If you want to donate towards this visit our website
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