Official Announcement

Press Release

We are pleased to announce that the Irish Film Board have reviewed an application for ‘The Rising’ and allocated a development fund of €14,200.

This Irish government money match funds development funding from Northern Ireland Screen in Belfast received in 2013 (£3,000) and 2014 (£2,500), along with other sources of development finance raised since 2012 such as crowd-funding (from 35 different countries), donations from the United States, Cavan County Council and Leitrim County Council.

Over the next 3 months, the $6 million budget for the PRODUCTION of this first 1916 movie must be raised. Half of this will come from tax facilities in Ireland (30% / Section 481), state funding for north and south(IFB, NIS) and media funds (Broadcaster / BAI ). The remainder will be raised through an open call for private investors and crowdfunding donations.

Further cast announcements will be made during this time, in parallel with meetings/events in the USA and talks with distributors at Cannes Film Festival next month.

Proposed Schedule

Pre-Production: July to September 2015

Production: October/November 2015

Post-Production: December 2015 – February 2016

St.Patrick’s Day 2016: Premiere screenings across the world, followed by cinema distribution.

April 24th marks the start of the 1-year countdown to the centenary of the Rising, the cultural revolution in Ireland. We will be launching a special global campaign featuring Irish cultural figures to draw attention to 2016 and ‘The Rising’ movie.

We are grateful to all our supporters across world, and thank the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Screen for their backing. For all queries including those related to investment or donation, please contact

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