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Short Film – The Pool



TITLE: The Pool

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Thomas Hefferon
Writer: T J Hundofte
Producer: Fiona Kinsella, Dave Leahy
Production Company: Jumper Productions

Running Time: 12mins
Year: 2010
Language: English

Key Cast: Ryan Andrews, Andy Gallagher, Thomas Kelly, Lauren Coe
DOP: Ruairi O’Brien


The Pool is a drama about three teenage boys who break into their school swimming pool one night in order to stage a macho breath holding contest. But as the night goes on, the loud, brash Charlie begins to tease the overweight, child-like Sam. After a girl (Katie) arrives whom they all fancy, tensions start to escalate and by the end of the night none of their lives will ever be the same.

More Information

-Runner Up: Best Short Film, Williamstown Film Festival, USA
-Runner Up: Best International Film, Rushes Soho Shorts Festival, London

-The Tribeca Film Festival, New York
-Newport Beach Film Festival, California
-Palm Springs International Festival Of Shorts, California
-Traverse City Film Festival, Michigan
-Manhattan Short Film Festival, New York
-Mill Valley Film Festival, California
-San Diego Film Festival, California
-Chicago Irish Film Festival
-Dublin International Film Festival
-Galway Film Fleadh
-Raindance Film Festival, London
-Encounters Film Festival, Bristol