Financing a feature film can be a complex and expensive business, and most talented film directors never get a chance to make a full-length feature film because of lack of finance.
But with her ‘can-do’ attitude, resourcefulness and determination, Fiona Maher has made a film on a micro-budget, raising cash from a variety of sources, calling in favours and getting in-kind support from suppliers and a wide range of talented people in her network.
One of the creative ways she raised funds was by selling roles in the film on eBay to people wanting to take part in the film project.
‘The Tree of Death’ is a comedy feature, described as ‘Blair Witch meets Spinal Tap’. The film will be released later in 2008. In the mean time, here’s a teaser from YouTube…