74% Funded


Target: €20000


€14,997 Raised

not funded

45 Funders


By Peter J McCarthy


The March of the Choctaw is a feature-documentary for festival, cinematic-release, digital download and DVD.

In 1996 Gary White Deer was invited to Mayo to commemorate the $175 donation his people made in 1847, equivalent $10,000 today, from their very meager resources to the people of Ireland during The Great Famine -an Gorta Mór. Later invited to Derry to paint a mural he was caught up in a sectarian riot. Inspired by these events and the Irish peace process, he began to reflect on the sovereignty of his own people, the recurring conflict between freedom and security and how tribal prophecies might illuminate these perpetual issues.

The Journey
We follow Gary as he journeys in a big yellow school bus on an expedition down old tribal paths to meet with First Nations Chiefs, Clan Mothers, Tribal leaders, Elders and traditional faith keepers. Gary will ask questions about independence and community sovereignty, the economic crisis and the environment in a world of rapid change and turmoil. We will meet with the Iroquois, Hopi, Lakota, Kiowa and Maya tribes amongst others, asking to what extent ancient tribal prophecies reverberate in modern times and how these prophecies might uncover signposts for the future. Told with dramatic reconstruction, visual and sound effects and stunning imagery - this promises to be an exciting and breathtaking road-trip film, taking the audience across North and Central America on a journey of discovery.

Where are we with the project?
We shot footage in NYC & Ireland and edited a pilot.
Distribution is attached (Monster Distributes).
We are in discussions with funding organizations.
the Yellow Bus is lined up and ready to go.

Why we need funding:
Up to now we have entirely funded this project ourselves. We are asking for your contribution to help us cover the cost of filming and travel for the next 8 months. We are fully committed to making this an International award-winning film and look forward to you being a part of this exciting project.

Overall production funding is for:
Road-Trip with yellow bus.
Archive, Graphics & Music.
Final-edit-Grading-Sound & Completion.

Format: HD -90mins

Release date: Oct/Nov-2012 (Maya prophesy December-2012)

How can you help?
We’re seeking minimum of €20k on fundit.ie, and aim to raise €200k – €300k from other sources. Your help will be the key to the projects success.

Peter J McCarthy’s previous film “Fight-or-Flight” won a number of International-awards at film festivals including Long-Island & Hamburg festivals, broadcast on US and European cable-channels.

Main Subject:
Gary White Deer - Internationally known painter, tribal-leader, tribal-chanter, dance-leader and Professor in Choctaw Studies. With first place at Minneapolis Indian Market and American Indian Exposition, exhibited at the American Embassy Ireland, Southern-Plains Museum and New York Irish-Arts Centre.

We invite you to join us on this challenging journey by contributing a small sum, or a large one, to the making of The March of the Choctaw.

Thanks a mill for your support :)

Peter, Gary & the team



Wild week

Hi Everyone, Its been a wild week on The March of the Choctaw project and now we are at €14,657 with an hour to go. If your online it would be great if you can post the link to your facebook page and maybe email a few people. Thanks a million everyone for your support! Cheers Peter & the team


Hi everyone, Thanks a mill for supporting the project. We are at €11,572 which is really cool compared to where we were early last week. We have about 36 hours to the deadline which is Monday 31st at 13.45. If we don't hit the goal we get nothin which is the way the crowd funding model works - but lets see what happens :) We'll be on the case up until the deadline facebooking and blogging etc Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU and enjoy the rest of your weekend. Cheers Peter & the team

We hit €4,500 mark today

Hey everyone, We hit €4,500 today and we have 4 days left. Its tight but possible. If you can post this link to your facebook page and maybe email it around to a few people you know who you think might support the project we would really appreciate it :) http://www.fundit.ie/project/choctaw Thanks a mill for your support - we really appreciate it! Cheers The March of the Choctaw Team.

Gary White Deer on the Mooney Show - now

Hey, Gary White Deer is on the Mooney Show RTE Radio1. 3 - 4.30pm GMT today 18th October. Tune in to 88 - 90fm. We will be posting the player link later :)

Irish Emigrant article

Hey, We got some great press in The Irish Emigrant today. http://www.irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp?p=story&storyID=10184 It's a really interesting read. Thanks again to all the funders so far!

Irish Emigrant & Updates

Hi March of the Choctaw funders, Its been a slow middle part in the funding campaign however things are spicing up. Among other media items - we have a feature article coming out next Monday in the Irish Emigrant. So were asking a favour if you might email a few friends / colleagues / family you know who might help get the project out there (and maybe throw a few quid at it :) Here are the links http://www.fundit.ie/project/choctaw www.themarchofthechoctaw.com Much appreciated! The March of the Choctaw team :)

Reached 2k

Hey, thanks a million to the funders who have so far brought this project past the 2k mark. Very much appreciated :)

Thanks a mill

Were over the 1k mark and much to go - a string of press releases go out today. Thanks a mill for all your funding so far - much appreciated :)

So far

that last post meant to say thanks for the funding so far :)

Funders so far - thanks a mill

Hey The March of the Choctaw funders, Thank you very much for the funding, we really appreciate everything which has come in from €5 to several hundred in contributions. We had a couple of hiccups this week with some "bumps" on the facebook site but that's been ironed out. Next week the PR campaign will go into full swing. Join us on the facebook film site and paste the link around if you get a chance :) https://www.facebook.com/TheMarchoftheChoctaw Thanks a mill Peter & the team

funders (45)

There are 40 public funders of this project

There are 5 anonymous funders of this project