How it’s Irish: Features an Irish father coping with two boys on his own and is written and directed by Irish filmmaker Imelda O’Reilly
Coming out of the Tribeca Film Festival, I came across an exciting new short being written and produced by Imelda O’Reilly named “Eggs and Soldiers”
Imelda has been living and working in New York for over 20 years and is an accomplished writer, poet, director and educator. She was also one of the founding members of the Irish women’s arts collective “Banshee” which took the NY Irish Arts scene by storm in the early 1990’s.
The film tells the story of an Irish immigrant single-father, living in the Inwood section of the Bronx, and struggling to make ends meet. He also is fighting his demons and not always living up to the expectations of his boys. The story follows his elder son, who steps up to fill in the gaps and care for his younger brother.
As is often the case these days, the costs of filming even a short are prohibitive and Imelda would like to reach out to readers of NY Irish Arts to help finish their funding campaign.
You can see a trailer here and find additional information on their Indiegogo campaign. Crowdfunding has become the quickest modern way to get the final money together for a project. Listen to Imelda talk about the project and get in on the ground floor to help her finish this film and get your feet wet in the film production biz:
UPDATE: the project was funded at 111%!