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Culture Night at Filmbase 2013

Culture Night 2013

Culture Night 2013

Friday 21st September 2013

Yet again Filmbase will throw open its door late on Culture Night 2013 offering you a chance to ‘Get into Film’!
Throughout the night we will be screening a selection of Irish short films suitable for all ages in our ground floor space. We’re also delighted to host a special short film event with filmmakers Lee Cronin and John Keville. Lee and John will screen their latest short film, the excellent horror Ghost Train set in a delapidated fairground yard, and talk about the process making this ambitious short film (which was an Irish/Finnish co-production). Lee and John received their first short film funding from Filmbase so we’re delighted to have them back to talk about this project and I’m sure we’ll hear what they have planned for the future as well! Finally, the night will round off with our ever popular late night short film screening. Yet again we’ve selected just some of the newest short films to emerge from the ever talented film scene here in Ireland. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the events so make sure to read on for all the details and call by Filmbase during Culture Night to Get Into Film!

Expand the sections below for further information on the night’s events:

Filmmaker Q&A

About the event

Lee and John will join us on Culture Night to talk about their impressive new short film Ghost Train. Premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year, this event will offer you a chance to not only see this new short film but to hear from the creatives involved in making this ambitious short film. Not only is this an atmospheric horror film but the production values and design would rival many of the big budget productions we see on our cinema screens. Lee and John run Rank Outsider Productions and are no strangers to Filmbase having produced the Filmbase/RTE Short Film Billy & Chuck a few years ago. We’re delighted to see them move onto bigger budget productions and know that world domination is just around the corner! This event is perfect for anyone interested in making short films and is suited for ages 16+. It’s a free event but we will be taking advance bookings so if you’d like to book a place (or two) at this event make sure to email with your full name and contact number. Please note if you do book in advance you must arrive at Filmbase by 6.20pm at the latest to secure your place. Any tickets not collected at this stage will be given to those on the door.

About Ghost Train

Written and Directed by Lee Cronin Produced by John Keville and Ulla Simonen for Rank Outsider and MADE

Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground yard where their friend Sam went missing when they were boys. Both mens’ lives are coloured by what happened the day their friend was sucked inside the Ghost Train, never to return. This year, Michael has something to tell Peter that will cast fresh light on the incident, something that will change their lives even more than that fateful day 30 years ago…

Lee Cronin (writer/director)

Lee Cronin is a Dublin based writer/director who works in both Film and Television. He has written and directed a number of short films including the horror film Through the Night, the children’s film Billy & Chuck which was funded through the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme and most recently Ghost Train an Irish/Finnish co-production with funding from the Irish Film Board. He is a co-owner of Rank Outsider Productions through which he is currently developing his debut feature film The Hole in the Ground and the family comedy show The Masterplan. He also works regularly as a commercials director and is represented by Antidote.

John Keville (producer)

John Keville is a producer for both Rank Outsider Productions and SP Films. He has produced a number of short films, most recently the Irish/Finnish co production Ghost Train. He recently co-produced his first feature film entitled Brand New-U by Simon Pummell which is due to be completed in early 2014. He also currently has a number of films in development through both production companies including She Bites by Lee Cronin and Pilgrimage written by Jamie Hannigan.

Short Film Screenings

As always, Filmbase selects the best of Irish short films to screen throughout the night. This free screening is open to all and offers a selection of the best of Irish filmmaking talent. You could pop by anytime during the night for a taste of Irish film including animation, dance film, comedy and more!

Late Night Shorts

Basement Space: free, ticketed

Screening time: 9 – 10pm

NB this screening is not suitable for kids

Our late night shorts programme has proved to be a popular event over the last few years. Culture Night revellers can check out a selection of award-winning new Irish films at Filmbase at this late night screening. Beautiful, hilarious, touching and creative these films are a snapshot of just some of the fantastically talented work being made by Irish filmmakers at the moment.