A 30 minute absurd short film following Lord Mor over one evening as he looks to secure a successor to his line of potato farming ancestry.

We did it!

On 28th Jun 2015 we successfully raised £11,535 of £11,000 target with 13 supporters in 42 days

New stretch target

Any additional funds made will go straight to our equipment budget. By investing more money into our equipment, we will be able to further develop a professional Film that will look even better on your screens! 

About the project

How do you let go, when power's all you know?

'Blighters' is an original film written and directed by Fred Kelly. It is a political allegory bemoaning governmental inadequacies of the early 19th Century Conservative Parliamentarians directly inspired by the Doolough tragedy. Set entirely in a run down mansion - Gorta Mor - this absurd short film follows Lord Mor (Louis Strong) in his bizarre quest over the course of one evening to secure a successor to his line of potato farming ancestry. (Set abstract 20th Century). 

The main aim of the project is to enter the short film into many short film festivals in 2016, recieivng recongition for what we hope will be a success. The short film will also be sold on iTunes. 


Who we are

Santamana an independent, dynamic new film production company based in London, England.Founded by Louis Strong and Fred Kelly in 2015, the duo have teamed up to bring together their modern and fresh acting, writing and producing abilities. Santamana Pictures is committed to discovering unmarked individuals with the potential to create exciting and current art. Santamana Pictures is currently pursuing its first project; a 30-minute short film called ‘Blighters’.

Information on either Louis Strong, Fred Kelly or the project can be found on our website: 

If you wish to contact us, please use the email address listed at the bottom of the page. We are more than happy to talk to you on a personal level about our project, and tell you all you need to know. 


Top Sheet of Budget:

The money raised through this Fundraiser will be allocated for the following:

£3500 – Equipment (Camera, Sound, Lighting, Branding)

£2000 – Public liability insurance

£1500 – Travel and expenses for cast and crew

£1000 – Short Film entries

£1000 – Production kit (posters, DVD’s etc.)

£2000 – Post-Production facilities

If you are exceptionally keen to invest in our production, please get in contact with us at and we can send you more information, and guide you through the project. 


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