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Short Film – Cold Turkey

 

 

TITLE: Cold Turkey

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Gavin Keane
Writer: Gavin Keane
Producer: Ruth Coady
Production Company: Parallel Films

Running Time: 11mins
Year: 2009
Language: English

Key Cast: Angeline Ball, Wuzza Conlon, Alan Moloney, Ciaran O’Grady
DOP: Darran Tiernan

Synopsis:

Cold Turkey tells the story of a particularly challenging day in the life of Steve, a sound mixer on a low-budget feature film.

The pressure is on from his Producer, who needs him to deliver sounds within 12 hrs. Low budget filmmaking. It’s a hard habit to break.

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Awards:
-Excellence in Cinematography Award at the 2010 Amsterdam Film Festival
-Audience Award at the 2010 Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Japan

Screenings:
-Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
-The Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London
-Provincetown Film Festival, USA
-Breckenridge Film Festival, USA
-Long Island Film Festival, USA
-Durban International Film Festival, South Africa

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Short Film – Cured

 

TITLE: Cured

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Mary Redmond
Writer: Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Producer: Laura Ní Cheallaigh

Running Time: 12mins
Year: 2010
Language: English

Key Cast: Dairíne Ní Dhonnchú, Steve Blount
DOP: Mícheál Ó Dubháin

Synopsis:

An unconventional love story with a meaty twist. Exploring such themes as love, isolation and hope, Cured tells the painstakingly humorous story of Maggie as she struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Having resigned herself to a life without love, her job as a butcher only serves as a form of self-deprecation. But when the object of her affections unexpectedly orders one pork chop instead of his usual two, Maggie suddenly has a shot at love. But will her illness stand in the way?

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Special Mention : The Don Quixote Award, the Galway Film Fleadh
Nomination : Best Food-Themed Category at the DC Shorts Film Festival, Washington.
Shortlisted: Best of Fest and Best Irish Short, Corona Fastnet Film Festival

Screenings:
-Williamsburg International Film Festival in New York
-Canterbury Short Film Festival, New Zealand
-Dingle Film Festival
-Boston Irish Film Festival
-Arizona International Film Festival
-Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival

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Short Film – The Mill

 

 

TITLE: The Mill

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: David Freyne
Writer: David Freyne
Producer: Rory Dungan , Rachael O’Kane
Production Company: Tilted Pictures Ltd

Running Time: 10mins
Year: 2009
Language: English

Key Cast: Paul Roe, Lesley Conroy, Liam McEvoy , Fionn O’Shea
DOP: Suzie Lavelle

Synopsis:

A family camping trip takes an unexpected turn when a young boy, Declan, awakes in their tent to find that he is entirely alone.

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Screenings:
-Palm Beach International Festival
-Huesca International Film Festival
-53rd London Film Festival
-Galway Film Fleadh

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Short Film – The Pool

 

 

TITLE: The Pool

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Thomas Hefferon
Writer: T J Hundofte
Producer: Fiona Kinsella, Dave Leahy
Production Company: Jumper Productions

Running Time: 12mins
Year: 2010
Language: English

Key Cast: Ryan Andrews, Andy Gallagher, Thomas Kelly, Lauren Coe
DOP: Ruairi O’Brien

Synopsis:

The Pool is a drama about three teenage boys who break into their school swimming pool one night in order to stage a macho breath holding contest. But as the night goes on, the loud, brash Charlie begins to tease the overweight, child-like Sam. After a girl (Katie) arrives whom they all fancy, tensions start to escalate and by the end of the night none of their lives will ever be the same.

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Awards:
-Runner Up: Best Short Film, Williamstown Film Festival, USA
-Runner Up: Best International Film, Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London

Screenings:
-The Tribeca Film Festival, New York
-Newport Beach Film Festival, California
-Palm Springs International Festival Of Shorts, California
-Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan
-Manhattan Short Film Festival, New York
-Mill Valley Film Festival, California
-San Diego Film Festival, California
-Chicago Irish Film Festival
-Dublin International Film Festival
-Galway Film Fleadh
-Raindance Film Festival, London
-Encounters Film Festival, Bristol

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Short Film – Blood Coloured Moon

 

 

TITLE: Blood Coloured Moon

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Marc-Ivan O’Gorman
Writer: Barry McKinley
Producer: Gordon Murphy
Production Company: Cleverality Productions, Ri Productions

Running Time: 12mins
Year: 2009
Language: English

Key Cast: Ronan Leahy, Frankie McCafferty, Olga Wehrly
DOP: Volker Ehlers

Synopsis:

A stranger who arrives at an isolated pub in the heart of the Irish countryside Good Friday night, 1967. After unsuccessfully attempting to get a drink from the husband and wife owners, the stranger proceeds to recite a poem in a bid to woo the owner’s wife. While the enraged publican loads his shotgun the stranger passionately delivers his words of love and desire.

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Launched the inaugural Irish Film Festival of India in New Delhi, 2012
Screenings:
-Williamsburg International Film Festival, 2010
-Belfast Film Festival, 2010
-Galway Film Fleadh, 2010

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Short Film – Sunshower

 

 

TITLE: Sunshower

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Liam Gavin
Writer: Liam Gavin
Producer: Maggie Mitchell

Production Company: Samson Films

Running Time: 13mins
Year: 2009
Language: English

Key Cast: Brendan Conroy, Jenn Murry
DOP: Kate McCullough

Synopsis:

On her way home from a party, drunk and driving a stolen car, a girl (17) hits an old man walking by the side of the road. When he won’t wake up and the car won’t start, it seems all she can do is bury him.

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Nominated for IFTA Best Short Film, 2010

Screenings:
-Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2009
-Cork International Film Festival, 2009
-Raindance Film Festival, 2009
-Festival du Court Metrage de Bruxelles , 2010
-Starz Denver Film Festival, 2010
-Dingle International Film Festival, 2010

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