Director Nick Ryan (The Summit) is launching a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his latest film, Six Days of the Rising, about the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland.
The project will be discussed in front of 20,000 attendees at the Web Summit on Nov 4 in Dublin; Ryan [pictured] will discuss crowdfunding with Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann.
The campaign is raising funds for script and visual concept development. Incentives for donors include vintage stamps, personalised newspapers, and limited edition copies of storyboards.
The campaign launches on Indiegogo on Nov 1.
Miranda Fleming, Indiegogo UK Film & Creative, said, “I’m in awe of the creativity coming from our European filmmakers and Nick Ryan’s latest project, Six Days of the Rising is just another example of this. For Nick to select Indiegogo as his crowdfunding platform of choice and to kick off the campaign at Dublin Web Summit speaks volumes. As part of Indiegogo’s ongoing commitment to support talented filmmakers and the creative community worldwide, we’re excited to provide his campaign the support it needs to reach the largest global audience.”
Ryan added, “Recreating the Dublin of 1916 will require the representation of the city before and after the immense destruction. The city is a character in the film and we believe that accuracy in the geography and look of the building is essential. To enable this we intend to create a very large exterior stage with the appropriate cobblestone street and lower level structure combined with 100ft high blue/green screen backgrounds, and composite authentic models of the surrounding buildings in the various stages of destruction. Rather than focusing on the leaders of the uprising, we will portray the events from the perspective of a man whose journey across the barricaded city brings him in contact with both sides of the conflict. We will bring a level of authenticity to the production that like The Summit, puts you firmly on the ground during the extraordinary events of Easter 1916”.