05 Dec 2021

Portarlington film funding appeal

A Portarlington screenplay has just hours left to reach a €2,000 target or it will not go ahead.

A Portarlington screenplay has just hours left to reach a €2,000 target or it will not go ahead.

Port’s Ailish Leavy co-wrote Day of Long Shadows, a short film by Rooftopbasement Productions, with Gar Daly. The Gothic style mystery will be shot entirely on location in Port town.

“The house is a landmark in Port and has just gone up for sale and so we feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to film there at this time.

“The film will be shot in ‘The Elms’, a 400 year old Georgian House on Main Street, which we have kindly been given permission to use by The Dunphy family,” Ailish explains.

Gar, who is also the director of the film, moved to Portarlington in 2009 and became involved in independent film-making at that time.

His first short film The Painter Upstairs was screened at festivals throughtout Ireland winning an award for Best Cinematographer.

Gar and Ailish are currently in pre-production of the film which is due to begin shooting on September 14.

They are trying to raise €2,000 to make the film and as such are running a Fundit Campaign. Everything is now in place to start filming, but they are asking people to pledge money to help them to make their film. In return for your pledge they offer rewards to show their appreciation. If they don’t raise their target by 5pm this evening (Tuesday), they won’t receive any of the money pledged, and filming will not go ahead.

For example a “thank you” on the films credits for a €10 pledge and an invitation to the films first screening and a Producer credit for €100 donation.

They plan to film from September 14-21, if they can raise the funds .

To donate go to and logging on to Day of Long Shadows in the Film & T.V section.

The money will go directly towards making the film with location costing €1000 for the five day shoot.insurace, and equipment.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.