Short Film – Poetic License
TITLE: Poetic License
Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme
Director: James Phelan
Writer: James Phelan
Producer: Joanne Duffy
Production Company: Great Western Films
Running Time: 13 min
Key Cast: David Kelly, Bosco Hogan, Glen Barry, Katie Kirby
DOP: Patrick Jordan
Poetic Licence tells a cautionary tale of the transfiguring power of dreams. It warns us to be. careful of what to wish for.
This modern fable follows an orphaned lovelorn young butcher Thomas, who has two loves – writing poetry and worshipping from a distance Lisa, the most beautiful girl in the fictional small town of Tupper. When his wildest dreams are granted, Thomas’ life takes a totally unforeseen direction when he chooses immense success but at a terrible price.