Short Film – Buskers
Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme
Director: Ian Power
Writer: Ian Power
Producer: Mark Byrne
Production Company: Shoot Films
Running Time: 13 Mins
Format: 16 mm Colour
Key Cast: Stephen Moran, Stephen Brittan
DOP: Ivan McCullough
An Irish lad sings in the street and begs in the train station to support himself and his Da. In the more lucrative train station, he fights with an older Russian boy who speaks no English, and loses his spot. But after a while, they try working together, particularly when the U2-loving Irish lad discovers the other boy also has a musical talent.
Buskers was televised on Sky Movies in September 2001 and received a record viewer ship for a short film on Sky Television. It enjoyed its North American Premiere at the Palm Springs Short Film Festival in California on the 2nd of August 2000.
Since then Buskers has made the official selection of the Edinburgh, Claremont Ferrand, Cologne, Flanders, Chicago, Brest, Bristol, Irish Reels, East Lansing, Washington, Sydney, Celtic, and Brisbane Film Festivals among others.
-Tiernan Mc Bride Award for Best Irish Short 12th Galway Film Fleadh 2000
-Jury & Audience Awards for Best Irish Short Murphys Cork Film Festival 2000
-Best Irish Short Folye Film Festival 2000
-Turner Classic Short Award Nominee Regus London Film Festival 2001