111% Funded


Target: €10000


€11,135 Raised


267 Funders

How to be Happy

By Filmbase Masters


How to be Happy is a comedy about Cormac, a marriage counsellor who becomes overly involved with his clients in a misguided pursuit of love and happiness. It’s a story that deals with the more erratic and chaotic elements of love and relationships.

We are the participants of the Msc. in Digital Feature Film Production run by Filmbase in association with Staffordshire University which presents the unique challenge of asking its participants to develop and produce a feature film.

The script is being written by acclaimed writer/director Conor Horgan, but more importantly, it’s based on an outline developed collaboratively by the class.

It is our ambition to take this film to national and international film festivals and in the long run to secure a distribution deal.

This is a project we all believe in but we need your help to make it a reality. Filmmaking is a very expensive process. Renting film equipment, location hire, feeding everybody, transporting cast and crew to and from the set, all of these expenses add up.

Contributions, no matter how small, are hugely appreciated. Help support the next generation of emerging Irish filmmakers.

Thank you for your support.



World Premiere

So the time is nearly upon us! The World premiere of "How To Be Happy" will take place at the Galway Film Fleadh in July. The official programme launch of the fleadh will take place tonight and tickets will be available from tomorrow morning the 26th June at www.tht.ie More information about the fleadh can be found here: www.galwayfilmfleadh.com To all our funders, we would like to say thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you in Galway!

Be in our film How To Be Happy!

So we're into our second week of filming 'How To Be Happy' And it's all going fantastically well, we couldn't ask for a better cast and crew. So to all our 'How To Be Happy' Funders and Fans here is your opportunity to finally be a part of our feature film. This week we are shooting a wedding scene and need help from all you awesome people to do it. It'll be a chance to see film-making up close and personal and see the cast and crew in action. We'd love to also see our fantastic funders in person, so please come along! The Svedberg/Sheridan wedding will take place in Ballsbridge Hotel this Friday and you wont want to miss it. Just click into the event below for more info. Thank you all! http://www.facebook.com/events/430860840339262/ Also, in case you don't know, our lead role of Cormac is set to be played by the fantasticly wonderful Brian Gleeson! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2244852/

Last Chance To Upgrade Reward

We have reached our target! A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. However, please don't stop, keep promoting us to your family and friends. Every last contribution made will be used on screen. More funds can mean better quality art department materials, costumes, locations and equipment. These means higher production values on screen. The Project closes just after 2.30pm today. How do I contribute more? Let's say you have already contributed €50 (thank you), but now you want to raise that by €10. You must log in as before, go to http://www.fundit.ie/project/how-to-be-happy and choose the €50 reward but you type €60 into 'define your amount' box. This is because Fundit remembers your last total, so you must write in your new total.

Starting A New Trend

The Crowdfunding campaign for this feature film has received a great response so far and stands currently at 85%. The How To Be Happy and Filmbase MSc team are extremely grateful for the support of their patrons. Tomorrow, Friday 22nd at 3pm, we are going to try to get our movie, How To Be Happy trending on Twitter. All you have to do is tweet about us using #HTBHMovie at 3pm. If you have already contributed to our fundit campaign (www.fundit.ie/project/how-to-be-happy), once again, thank you. You can tweet how much you believe in the project and include our #HTBHMovie. Remember, if we fail to reach our target we get Nothing! Even if you haven't contributed, you can still help make this movie for as little as €5 or just tweet about us using #HTBHMovie. To get things trending on Twitter, it's not about the number of tweets by one person, its about the number of people who tweet. So get all your friends to tweet also, it costs nothing but makes a big difference. If you don't have a Twitter account you can set one up for free at www.twitter.com. You can find our twitter page at https://twitter.com/howtobehappyie

How to be Happy!

We've asked people around Dublin how to be happy, here's what they had to say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncP0GXxdCTA

Half Way There!

Great news for the 'How to be Happy' team! As we pass over the half way mark on our campaign we're delighted to announce that the brilliant Laura Way (http://laurawayactress.com) has accepted the role of Bethany for the film! Our first role has been cast! It's coming together now people! We've also passed 900 likes on our Facebook page. We still need all of your support if we're to reach our target in time. All donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated!

funders (267)

There are 256 public funders of this project


There are 11 anonymous funders of this project