An innocent boy ventures into the city in search of his cherished toy robot and forms a friendship with an eccentric homeless woman under false pretences.
Robot Ben follows Conor, a naïve eight-year-old who sets out on adventure to find his lost toy robot, which was a gift from his mother, who abandoned him. He meets an outlandish homeless woman who uses him to beg under the pretences. In a story of childhood innocence and betrayal, the unlikely duo eventually learn important life lessons from one another.
We are final year Film and Broadcasting students in Dublin Institute of Technology. We’re a passionate and committed group of aspiring filmmakers who hope to go on and work in the industry in the future and our goal is with the help of the public, make the best film possible to be told on screen.
Why We Need Your Help!
We are fortunate enough to have most of our equipment provided by our college. Our crew have contributed funds where possible, however we still do not have all the resources required to complete this production in the best way possible. We are hoping to raise €2,200. Any donation you can offer would be greatly appreciated and help us to make the best film we can. The film will have a life after completion as we will plan to enter it into festivals worldwide. So this is why we need your help to make our dreams a reality.
The film will be shoot between, the 22nd - 27th March 2017. The funds that are raised will go toward production expenses which include:
- Equipment Rental
- Art Design and Costume/ Hair and Makeup
- Catering for Cast and Crew
- Travel and Accommodation Costs for the Cast
- Distribution fees
- Festival fees
The preview screening will likely take place in July. The location TBD.
A list of rewards can be found below as a small token of our gratitude and appreciation for your investment in our project.
Thanks for your kind support,
The Robot Ben Crew