Because I’m Human anti-bullying funding appeal raises well in excess of Target

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My community funding appeal for Because I’m Human Anti-Bullying Poetry Film has raised 1350 euros in 2 weeks, well in excess of the original target of 800 euro. The extra money raised will enable us to significantly increase the production values of the film through extra equipment hire and help the film reach more people in Ireland and worldwide through a boosted distribution campaign.

Notably, the funding was achieved without recourse to third party fundraising websites, avoiding the charges associated with these.

The short film will be directed by Padraic Burke of, director of my last two well received poetry-films, and will give a first leading role to budding teenage actor Shane Fitzgerald.

The film will be free to use and access in perpetuity as an anti-bullying resource in schools and community organisations. The text of the poem is already in use as an anti-bullying resource in many schools – often as a speech choir piece – and I hope the film will give the poem’s message of overcoming bullying a much wider reach.

All donors will be credited as part of a community funders list at the end of the short film and all will receive VIP invites to the launch of the film at a date to be arranged.

Many thanks to Because I’m Human’s Community Funders:
Susan Martin, Richard Boyd Barrett TD, Mary McEvoy, Claire Hennessy, Rita Ann Higgins, Billy Ramsell, Raymond Deane,Matthew Sweeney, Anne Hartigan,Jane Clarke, Elaine Feeney, Jessica Traynor, MIchael J Whelan, Nuala O Connor, Joe Horgan, Alan McMonagle, Roisin O Donnell, Adam Wyeth, Grace Wells, Maureen Boothman, Dr Peadar O Grady, Ray Blackwell, Barbara O Donnell, Eamonn McLoughlin, Eimear Dodd, Eleanor Parkinson, Maurice Devitt, Mary Noonan, Paul Hegarty,  Tony Walters, Isobel O Duffy, Marina Cusack, Mark Pearson, Elaine Parkinson,  Anthony Corcoran, Tom O Gorman,  Adventure Travel LTD, Maria Hussey, Anna Pospieszynska, Bernadette Greenan, Ciaran Milton, , Mairead O Connor, Mark Kelly, Camillus John, Kieran Doyle, Morgan Reilly, Kate Dempsey, Ray Treacy, Kathy D’Arcy, Nancy Falkow.

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Book Dave Lordan for an inspiring anti-bullying poetry reading in your school or community organisation at