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‘A Coat Made Dark’

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Joins the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in a Record Lineup for Irish Film

The Irish lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival has grown even further following the selection of short film A Coat Made Dark. This brings to a record total of seven Irish titles to screen at next year’s festival.

Written and directed by Jack O’Shea, a graduate of the National Film School at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), A Coat Made Dark is an animation in which a man follows the orders of a dog to wear a coat with impossible pockets. It was produced by Damien Byrne for STILL Films LTD and features the voices of Hugh O’Connor, Declan Conlon and Antonia Campbell Hughes. It was funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board under the Frameworks short film scheme, in addition to RTÉ and the Arts Council.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that A Coat Made Dark would also screen at the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival, considered to be the world’s leading festivals for short films.

The Irish presence at Sundance 2016 will consist of one short film and six features which will screen at the prestigious festival. A Coat Made Dark joins the previously announced feature films Sing Street, Love & Friendship, Viva, The Lobster, Mammal and the feature documentary The Land of the Enlightened.

Irish films to have screened at Sundance in the past include Brooklyn, Glassland, The Guard, and Once, in addition to international films including Whiplash, Boyhood, Little Miss Sunshine, Reservoir Dogs and Napoleon Dynamite.

The 2016 Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 21st to 31st.