"They slam against the walls, the doors, the windows. The relentless battering goes on for days. Their bones break as they throw themselves against the walls. Slowly, cracks begin to appear and it's not long before they swarm through the house."
After fleeing the zombie-infested city, Cara is trying to carve out a normal life in the isolated Irish countryside for herself and her younger brothers, Mikey and Bucket. But nowhere is safe. Her attempt to create a safe haven is interrupted by the arrival of a lonely stranger.
Dead End is a contemporary zombie western black comedy, to be made by final year students of DIT School of Media.
We need your support to make this film happen. Our fundraising goal is €4,000 which will go towards renting equipment and shooting in the countryside with transport, accommodation and food. The art direction of this film is extremely important, with a gratuitous amount of blood, black mucus and bog involved. It will feature guns, explosions, severed limbs, and a horse. So the production values of the art department need to be high.
We will also be fundraising and investing our own money into this, and offering perks for our contributors including:
-Regular email updates from the production team with photos and video from behind the scenes
-Prints of stills from the film
-A DVD of the finished piece
-A booklet of production material
-A guest appearance as a zombie in our film
Our savings, as people who have been students for four years, do not amount to much. Although we are putting as much of our own money as possible into the film, it will not be enough to accommodate the requirements of the project. The money you pledge will go towards the special effects, resources and talent.
We believe the script will make an interesting and engaging short. Our aim is to make a zombie film with a rural Irish feel; its essential Irishness is what makes the project unique. We want Dead End to be as good and gruesome as possible and we can only achieve this with your support.
This film cannot be made without your contributions. We have asked for four thousand euro because it would be impossible to achieve the standard we are aiming for without this amount. If we do not reach our target, we will not receive any donations, so please support Dead End.
Please help us get the word out and make some noise about our campaign. If you know of any locations, resources or anything that could help this project, please contact us.
Thanks for listening!