This film is based on the true story of the Reavey Brothers killings. On 4th January 1976 Anthony, John Martin and Brian, three brothers of eight, were sitting at home watching TV when three masked gunmen broke in and opened fire on them. John and Brian were killed straight away, while Anthony managed to escape to the bedroom and take cover under a bed. He was shot several times and left for dead, after searching the house the gunmen found no one else and left. Moments later badly wounded Anthony, crawled to a nearby neighbours house to seek help, sadly Anthony died of a brain hemorrhage in hospital 26 days later.
This film tells the story of the night leading up to the killings, the night of the killings and the devastating aftermath that they caused. This film is made with the complete blessing of the Reavey family and is written and directed by John Reavey, nephew of the three brothers. We do our best to tell the story the best we can, but to ensure that we’re able to do this, we do require some help.
We ask if you could donate whatever you feel comfortable giving, just know that every penny contributed is a great help to getting this project produced. Please do not worry if you can't donate as just even a share of this crowdfunding page on any social media helps to get this story told.
What is the money being spent on?
The goal above is the minimum amount that we will require to produce this film to a suitable standard. The money raised will be used to pay for transport of equipment and crew, pay cast basic day rates, feed all cast and crew, and just generally ensure that everyone who is giving up their time for free is being looked after properly.
What happens once the goal is reached?
Once the goal is reached, 50% of whatever is donated will be given to a wonderful charity called Peaceful Futures South Armagh. This is a wonderful charity who aim to educate and break down religious divides, by using The Troubles as a teaching point. This is completely in line with the message that we hope the film promotes, and the exact reason for us producing this film. Eugene Reavey, who is a brother of the Reavey's, is an ambassador for the charity and has been a huge help in supporting this project. The other 50% will be used to take this film to the next step and achieve a professional standard. This is such an personal film for all of us working on it, and one that we really want to make the best project that we can.
What else can I do?
If you do wish to learn more about this project more information can be found on our website - www.reavebrothersfilm.com - here you can see a whole crew list, keep up to date with cast announcements, find contact information and get more of an in depth insight into the story. If you think that you can help out with this project in any other way, or know someone that can, please just contact us at [email redacted] .
- Allie Schloter
- Joe Hayes
- Emma Noble
- Eugene Reavey
- Owen Nutkins
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