Horror buff needs funding help

Giffnock teenager Kieran Minnery has horror movies on his mind — and needs funding to showcase his own tale of terror.

The 18-year-old is setting out to make his first feature,

The story has a touch of doom about it, following characters trying to find safe haven in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested world.

But Kieran — who left St Ninian’s High to pursue a dream career — hopes it will pave his way to a bright future in filmmaking.

He told The Extra: “I started a little over a year ago, and I’ve built up a strong resume. I took part in the BFI Film Academy at the National Film and Television school.

“I’ve also worked with Glasgow Media Access Centre (GMAC) — they run monthly youth film clubs and summer school, which help young aspiring filmmakers get their foot in the door. If it wasn’t for the people there, I wouldn’t be where I am now.”

Kieran has just over two weeks to meet his £5,000 Kickstarter target, and backers are rewarded according to their donation — from £1 securing a name in the end credits to £500 or more buying a signed script, framed photo, set visit, producer credit and a prop to take home. To find out more, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/220513212/necrosis.

He added: “GMAC is a charity and also needs donations, as without them there would be no programmes for young filmmakers — their site is www.gmacfilm.com.”