Help Fund Martin McCann's Next Feature

The actor turned screenwriter hopes to generate £5,000 worth of crowd source funding for Belfast set 'Fishbowl City'

Friends, Family and everyone we know and hold dear, and then some. It’s Martin McCann here. We are on the cusp of getting our wee film, Fishbowl City, up and running and with your help, it will become a reality.

We have so many things in place already – our cast, locations, costume, make up and most of the crew – we just don’t have the money to feed them, put them up and take them from home to set and back again. The small, but most important things really.

It's these small things that, no matter what we get for free in terms of cast or crew, need to be paid for – petrol, food, van hire for the lights, a mini bus for cast et cetera. And over a three week period, it all adds up.

The film is essentially a story about two brothers: one takes the high road, the other the low road, and they meet somewhere in the middle. It is, of course, set in our home town of Belfast. The cast, crew and everyone in between are friends that have come together to make it a reality. From the director to the runner, we are all doing this for the ‘love’, and ‘with a little help from our friends’, it will happen.

The film will be directed by Richard Scobie, produced by Edwina Forkin of Zanzibar Films, and was written by myself. The cast inculdes John Travers (Song For A Reggea Boy), Ciaran Nolan (Man About Dog), Terry Keeley (Titanic Blood and Steel) and myself.

Fishbowl City is a dark comedy filled with hope, danger, and most of all, love for one's friends and family. We aim to portray a real slice of life in Belfast with this young ensemble cast of characters.

We want to get this film out and into film festivals and to tell this wee story of ours. Every donation, no matter how small, will make it happen. We have been promised by Northern Ireland Screen whatever we raise through ‘crowd source funding’, they will match; if we raise £5,000, it will become £10,000.

We have whittled the costs down to just under £10,000, so if we hit our target of £5,000 on Sponsume.com, we’ve done it.

For those who donate, we are giving them back rewards to say thank you for your kind donations. Signed DVDs, name on the credits, featured in the film (no lines to speak, so don't worry) and even a producer credit are all subject to donated amounts.

Everyone that donates will get a Facebook or email invite to the wrap party. After all, it won't have happen without you. Help us spread the word.

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