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Short Film – Jellybaby



TITLE: Jellybaby

Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Rob Burke, Ronan Burke
Writer: Pierce Ryan
Producer: John Wallace
Production Company: Manifesto Films

Running Time: 10 mins
Year: 2005
Language: English

Key Cast: Tadhg Murphy, Katie Kirby
DOP: PJ Dillon


When Jack and Jill’s baby began crying incessantly they thought it was a phase. Eleven months later they were still hoping. Every Saturday Jack takes the baby downtown, away from Jill for a few precious hours. Sitting on a park bench, feeling like the oldest twenty-two year old in the world, Jack can’t imagine his life will ever be normal again. If only they had a baby that didn’t cry so much. If only they had a baby that wasn’t intent on destroying their relationship. If only they had a baby like everyone else’s. Fate decides to lend Jack a helping hand.

More Information:

-Best Short, Cinegael Montreal Irish Film Festival 2006
-Best Comedy, Golden Star Shorts Fest 2006
-Chlotrudis Award, 6th Annual Chlotrudis Short Film Festival 2006
-Best Comedy Short, NYC Shorts
-2nd Prize Best Irish Short, 17th Galway Film Fleadh
-Bronze Torc Award for Best Short, Celtic Media Film & Television Festival

-HBO US Comedy Arts Festival
-Florida Film Festival
-Bermuda International Film Festival
-Chicago Film Festival
-Tribeca Film Festival
-San Fransisco International Film Festival
-Britspotting in Berlin
-Many more…