Eamon Morrissey and Moone Boy’s David Rawle
Announced for Short Film
Eamon Morrissey and David Rawle, of Moone Boy fame, are set to feature in the short film I’ve Been A Sweeper, which follows the world’s only professional floor Sweeper on his last day, as he reminisces about his regret-free life traveling the world while sweeping the floors of Dublin’s iconic pubs at dawn. The Sweeper is not an ordinary man, nor has he led an ordinary life.
Morrissey will lead the short as the elusive Sweeper character. Director Ciarán Dooley said, “It was great to work with Eamon, he brought a subtle gravitas to the character which lifted it from the script and became his own.”
David Rawle, better known as Martin Moone in Chris O’Dowd’s Moone Boy, features as the Sweeper as a young man. Dooley added, “He’s a very positive person who brought great energy to his performance and the set. It really was wonderful working with David.”
The film was produced as the graduation film for DIT School of Media’s Film and Broadcasting BA. It was co-funded by the crew and hugely successful crowd funding campaign on Fundit.ie
Producer Mark Holland said “We shot for six beautiful days in early March around Dublin and couldn’t have asked for nicer locations, crew or cast” he added that “Without Fundit.ie and the people who supported us there, we would never have been able to make this film, the response to our pitch was really overwhelming”. The film, met its target of €3,000 on the Irish crowd funding platform in just 14 days, has reached picture lock and will be scored and graded in the coming weeks.
I’ve Been A Sweeper hopes to follow in the footsteps of recent DIT School of Media graduate films such as Shellshock, Buskers and Off The Board on the festival circuit.