108% Funded

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Target: €1350

100%

€1,470 Raised

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28 Funders

It Pays the Bills

By Michelle Duong

description

When we are young we all think that we will grow up and achieve our dream jobs however, in reality, only a small percentage of us are able to support ourselves doing our dream jobs.

'It Pays The Bills' is a short documentary about your profession not being what you once expected it to be when you were a young adult. Some people have dreams and achieve them but it might not be what they had hoped, while others never knew what they wanted to do or be.

This documentary is about people who work away at a job for years of their lives, who one day look up from their desk and question: "how did I get here, what am I doing?" It is about people who don't feel a sense of satisfaction, pride or achievement with the work they do, how they cope with that and if they compensate for it with something outside of work.

Our crew is made up of final year students, of Dublin's Institute of Technology, studying 'Film and Broadcasting'. We are all at the stage in our lives when we are constantly being asked what we want to do when we leave college so the subject of this documentary is close to our hearts and constantly on our minds.

This film cannot be made a reality without your help and support. Your contributions will go towards travel and location expenses, set dressing and a host of other expenses. Every cent pledged, every follower on Twitter, every like and every share of our Facebook page is appreciated. Thanks a bunch for your help folks! Stay epic!

rewards

activity

All Gifts Sent

To our lovely funders, All gifts have been sent out. Enjoy the film (and poster) !! :) We have submitted the film into national and international festivals. Fingers crossed!! Thanks again for your support. All the best, It Pays the Bills

Digital Copies Sent

Hi All, We just wanted to let every one know that the digital copies of the film have been sent. If you have not received a copy but have donated the sufficient amount, please let us know. Thanks All the best, It Pays the Bills

Sending out rewards

Hi All, Apologies for the delay in sending out gifts, we are still collecting addresses from funders who need to get dvds posted to them. All materials are ready to be sent. Just waiting on addresses. Thank you for your patience. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

Prepping Rewards

To all of our amazing funders, The film is now complete and ready to be submitted to festivals in our back yard and around the world!! We are currently in the process of preparing your rewards. We thank you for your incredible patience. We cannot wait for you to receive the gifts. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

Update

Hi Everyone, Thank you so much for your patience, we are working away in the studio to make sure the audio is perfect before our film is exported and your rewards can be sent out :) We are having a graduation showcase in two weeks time and are very excited!! More updates will be given closer to the time of the film's completion. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

Thank you for the extra love :D

A big thank you to Keira Turner for contributing to our Fund It! We have now gone over our original target with this donation and we're delighted and so appreciative for it. Thank you again to everyone who has contributed, not enough thank yous in the world can express our delight.

A Message of Thanks and Gratitude.

WE REACHED OUR TARGET!! Thank you so much to everyone who has funded us and supported us throughout this journey. We are all speechless at what we have achieved as a team. You, the Funder and supporters, are all part of our team and we are very grateful for your help. We cannot wait to show you our project and to start the next phase of post production sound and colour grading.

€10 To Go

A big thank you to Robert Sinnott and Kevin Petrie for their donations. We are lost for words from everyone's support.

A big thank you and 72 hours remaining!!

With only 72 hours remaining and €249.67 before our Fund It expires. We just need one more little push before the finish line. Thank you to everyone who has shared, liked, and donated to our project. It's very much appreciated and we're all very grateful, and excited to show you all this short documentary that wouldn't have happened without your support.

5 Days left on the countdown

A big thank you to our latest funder, Anonymous, bringing our progress to €1,038.33. Only €311.67 left to reach our target. With 5 days left to go until our campaign ends, we are so excited for everyone see our project!! Thank you so much for everyone's donations, kind words, and FB sharing so far.

Latest Progress: €1,018.33!!

Hi All, Only 7 days left and 331.67 to go. It's crunch time and this final week will be the critical moment on whether we can achieve our target. But we know we can do it if we pull together. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

Only 8 Days Remaining

To all of our epic funders, Thank you again for your donations and support. We just wanted to let you know that we have reached €985, and with €365 left to raise we need all the help we can get so please help to spread the word by sharing us to your friends and family :) We would really appreciate it. We're currently shooting the final cutaways and our Editor and Director are busy putting the project together. We're so close to the finish. A big thank you again, keep up the fantastic work, you're all beyond epic at this stage. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

Behind the scenes content

To all of our Funders, we just want to give you a big thank you again and to let you know we have some uploaded some photos that were taken when we were shooting interviews and cutaways. Enjoy!! All the best, It Pays the Bills. https://www.facebook.com/itpaysthebillsdocumentary/photos_albums

We have been featured!!

To all of our epic Funders, we have been featured on Fund It's home page. Thank you all again for all of your support. Please keep spreading the word so more people can know about this project. Your contribution has helped us out tremendously so far. We have wrapped our first day shooting with three more to go. We're ready to take this project to the next step!! All the best, It Pays the Bills. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1488755831346586&set=pb.1480685635486939.-2207520000.1396470778.&type=3&theater;

It Pays the Bills

When we are young we all think that we will grow up and achieve our dream jobs however, in reality, only a small percentage of us are able to support ourselves doing our dream jobs. 'It Pays The Bills' is a short documentary about your profession not being what you once expected it to be when you were a young adult. Some people have dreams and achieve them but it might not be what they had hoped, while others never knew what they wanted to do or be. This documentary is about people who work away at a job for years of their lives, who one day look up from their desk and question: "how did I get here, what am I doing?" It is about people who don't feel a sense of satisfaction, pride or achievement with the work they do, how they cope with that and if they compensate for it with something outside of work. Our crew is made up of final year students of Dublin's Institute of Technology studying 'Film and Broadcasting'. Written and directed by Elizabeth O' Connor. We are all at the stage in our lives when we are constantly being asked what we want to do when we leave college so the subject of this documentary is close to our hearts and constantly on our minds. This film cannot be made a reality without your help and support. Your contributions will go towards travel and location expenses, set dressing and a host of other expenses. Every cent pledged, every follower on Twitter, every like and every share of our Facebook page is appreciated. Thanks a bunch for your help folks! Stay epic!

Our target is reaching it's halfway mark!!

Hi, Thank you again for your generous donation, it really means a lot to us. Just a two quick update for everyone: firstly, we are closing in our halfway mark, only €242 remaining, And finally, we have confirmed two great locations to shoot in the heart of Dublin's city centre, as everything falls into place. All the best, It Pays the Bills.

funders (28)

There are 23 public funders of this project


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