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Weʼre raising £750 to make: 'To Be' - a short film, inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet; re-contextualised to look at abortion.

Dublin, Eye, UK
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We are looking for some help to make 'To Be' - a short film re-contextualising Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' to present an idea of the thoughts a woman is swamped by when deciding to have an abortion.

SYNOPSIS: We meet Hamlet, who is measuring her own life, as well as the life of her unborn child. Whilst on the way to an abortion clinic, we follow her as she torments herself over what she is about to do.

I wanted this to be set in Ireland, as it was only recently that the 8th amendment was put to a vote; and now it is legal for a woman to have an abortion and receive the support she needs. We still have a long way to go, and Hamlet's speech I feel captures the argument for life perfectly. As a woman I have come into contact with this discussion over and over again and I am always shocked when the mother and her mental/physical welfare are not considered. This has to be changed.

Repealthe8th, is the call to vote on the legalisation of abortion in the Republic of Ireland. The law prohibited abortion and condemned the mother. The 8th Amendment forced many pregnant women to go to drastic and often unsafe measures in order to get an abortion. The legalisation of abortion will mean that the necessary standards and support can be put in to place to provide care.

The speech 'To be...' is renowned in history as a poetic contemplation of death and what life costs us. This short film aims to breathe another life into the equation, by extending the context to that of a woman. The speech lends itself well to the personal journey a woman has to go through when seeking an abortion. Shakespeare is timeless and often applicable to other historical contexts and pinnacle turning points.

We have cast and crew in place, we just need a bit of help with costs: equipment, travel, time and production. This is a project that we are all very passionate about and want to see done right. We will be shooting in and around Dublin. Regardless of what the result of 'Repeal the 8th' is, this will still be a poignant piece of film.

Please spare what you can and help us make this little film, have the impact it deserves!

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  • Holli Dillon3 months ago
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    Holli Dillon

    3 months ago
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  • Roland Smith

    Roland Smith

    May 14, 2018

    Let me know if i can help in any other way.


  • Alex B

    Alex B

    May 11, 2018


  • Kim Scopes

    Kim Scopes

    May 11, 2018

    Sorry its not more!

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Holli Dillon

Holli Dillon

Dublin, Eye, UK

Holli Dillon - actress, director and writer promoting social/political awareness. Over her personal career she has worked with the BBC, ITV, Central School of Speech and Drama, the Crystal Maze, the National Theatre, The Vaults, Rogue Prouctions, Specifiq and Warner Brothers.

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