Written by Gerry Stembridge (Scrap Saturday, About Adam, Ordinary Decent Criminal), The Randomer is a movie currently in pre-production, crewed by the 2016 class of Filmbase’s Masters in Digital Feature Film Production.
The film is a modern Irish comedy about sex, love and babies, and the Filmbase class have set out to reach a target of €15,000, on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, to cover film production expenses such as equipment hire, catering, transportation and distribution. Principal photography will be starting in April, with a view to getting the finished film on the festival circuit this year.
The Randomer follows Meg, a free-spirited woman who enjoys the perfect life. She has a great job only minutes away from her city apartment, with trendy bars, cafés and nightlife on her doorstep. Life without kids is a blast, until she starts to think the unthinkable: she wants a baby. Now it’s a race against time to find an uncomplicated man for just one night.
Making up somewhat for what is usually a scarcity of parts for ‘women of a certain age’, Meg is a really proactive character, and the diverse supporting roles, such as Meg’s lesbian neighbours, Roberta and Shirley, help truly represent a 21st century Ireland.
This year’s class is a melting pot of international emerging filmmakers, with students from Portugal, Sweden, Venezuela, Lebanon and the Netherlands, as well as Ireland. In keeping with Gerry Stembridge’s body of work, The Randomer promises to be a very interesting piece of cinema.
To read more about the project, you can visit the film’s website at:
You still have time to make a contribution to The Randomer’s fundraising campaign, as they will receive any funding contributed after the deadline, so go to
to read more about the campaign’s perks, from digital downloads to movie stills and posters, and how you can have a hand in creating what’s building up to be one of the most talked about Irish movies this year.