Let me introduce you to our team about to embark on this journey.
Kenny Leigh, director of short films such as 'Black 47' and 'The Orb' has been working in the film industry as both a filmmaker and as a film lecturer. His work on this project began when just last year he had his first child, the factor that drove the project into creation.
Our leading man, Ben Ripley is to be brought to life by the astounding talent that is Stephen Mullan. Stephen has most recently appeared in the leading role of Filmbase feature film, "How to be Happy”, alongside Brian Gleeson.
Responsible for bringing the vision to life, is Eimear Ennis Graham. She has previously worked with Kenny, on his short film ‘Black ’47’ which is starting its festival run shortly. She was nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh for her achievement in cinematography on the feature film, ‘Cold’.
And finally, and by no means lastly, our little film is to be produced by Richard Bolger, the man who is responsible for bringing the team together. Richard has had the pleasure of working with all of the aforementioned crew and cast on various projects over the last year, and has already deep in preparation organizing the logistical side of film-making, from the budget, transport, equipment, crew members, casting, locations etc.
As tends to happen, Kenny formulated the original concept well over a year ago, but it wasn’t until after his introduction to Stephen Mullan that he realised he had found the man to play Ben, and the whole pre-production steam rolled to where it is now, less than two months away from becoming a reality.
Film-making is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, unfortunately it’s also an incredibly expensive one… We know that everyone has had to tighten their belts in the past few years, but in order for us to tell this tale, we are compelled to ask for your help in whatever way you can in helping assist us financially to bring ‘Daddy Pig’ to life. The money raised will cover our camera and lighting equipment, transportation costs, catering, housing our cast and crew in Cork, locations etc and with your involvement we can make 'Daddy Pig' a project we can all be proud of.
We all believe in keeping expenditure as low as possible and with that end will have both a small cast and crew. Both Kenny and Richard feel that this project can be made for as little as €12,500 so please, if you can contribute anything at all it would be greatly appreciated, there is a varying reward structure from getting your name as an executive producer to a signed copy of the script, so please watch our trailer, review the rewards system, and if you can, contribute to help us make this exciting project.
Thank you in advance from all of us at ‘Daddy Pig’!
The team of 'Daddy Pig’.