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ShortSpace Feb 2014: Alternative Valentines

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7pm Thursday 6th Feb
Theme: “February ShortSpace Alternative Valentines”

With Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, this month’s ShortSpace will be led by a love theme but with an alternative twist. The first ShortSpace of 2014, February’s screening will take place at 7pm on Thursday 6th and is centered on the theme of “Alternative Valentine’s”. The line-up includes the fantastic shorts The Anti-Love Pill, Romantic Hideaway, Barry’s Bespoke Bakery and Alia, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers. The event is open to anyone and, with a BYOB policy, it is a great place to chill out and meet like-minded film-lovers.

About ShortSpace
Hosted at Filmbase on the first Thursday of every month, ShortSpace is a place for filmmakers and film fans to get together, screen and discuss short films and short filmmaking. Each month Filmbase will select a variety of short films based around a specific theme or topic. These films will be screened and then the filmmakers behind the films will be asked to talk about their experience in making each film.

The Line-Up:
For the trailers scroll down below.

Alia by Claire Dix
Alia was funded by the Irish Film Board’s Signatures scheme. It tells the story of a young Afghan girl and her family living in Dublin. The DoP was Piers McGrail, the film was produced by Nodlag Houlihan and Baria Shafaq starred in the lead role. Thanks to all the cast and crew. Alia premiered at the Cork International Film Festival in November 2012. Both Nodlag Houlihan and Piers McGrail will attend the ShortSpace Q&A.

Barry’s Bespoke Bakery by Denis McArdle
Barry’s Bespoke Bakery is a lavish wonderland of refined cakes owned by the fastidious pâtissier Barry, where everything has its place, except for his talented employee Brian. The film stars Michael Bates and Steve Gunn. Ben Keenan produced the short which went on to win Best Screenplay at The Fastnet Short Film Awards. Producer Ben Keenan will attend the ShortSpace Q&A.

The Anti-Love Pill by Karl Argue
The Anti-Love Pill was written, directed and produced by Karl Argue, who also stars alongside Vanessa Matias Fahy (The Shadows), Tara Power (Republic of Telly) and Brian Mc Guinness (King Arthur). The Anti-Love Pill follows a love-sick man, who searches for the cure for love. The supporting cast includes Gail Brady (Blood), Steve Gunn (Titanic:Blood & Steel), Patrick Murphy (Love/Hate), Jose Montero (Bitterness), Oliver McQuillan (Blood), Daniela Vanasco (Bitter Sweet), Rachel Moore (The Rescue) and Shane Ward (Split Treads). The Anti-Love Pill was shot on location around Dublin between Winter 2011 – Spring 2012 and is produced by Adopt a Hermit. Karl Argue will attend the ShortSpace Q&A.

Romantic Hideaway, by Andrew T. Wright
Romantic Hideaway, starring Donie Ryan and Pagan McGrath, is about a young woman held captive by her deranged, obsessed admirer, as she fights for her life in a bid to escape from his demented interpretation of love. Most notably, the film was screened in cinemas as the support film to Best Film Oscar winner ‘Argo’ and qualified for the IFTA’s. It has since been added by RTE for the Shortspace series. Both Andrew T. Wright and Donie Ryan will attend the ShortScreen Q&A.

Check out the trailers below!

Booking Info:

  • Tickets are €5 members / €7 non-members
  • Advance booking by calling 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception) or emailing info@filmbase.ie
  • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
  • ShortSpace venue is Filmbase Basement space unless otherwise stated
  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

 

Programme Line-up:

Alia

15 mins | Live action | 2012

Writer/Director: Claire Dix

Producer: Nodlag Houlihan

Alia is an Afghan-Irish girl torn between two lives. When her secret relationship with an Irish boy comes to her sister’s attention it forces the family to make a decision that could ultimately tear it apart.

Barry’s Bespoke Bakery

9 mins | Live action | 2012

Writer/Director: Denis McArdle

Producer: Ben Keenan

Barry’s Bespoke Bakery is a lavish wonderland of refined cakes owned by the fastidious pâtissier Barry, where everything has its place, except for his talented employee Brian.

The Anti Love Pill

13 mins | Live Action | 2013 Writer/Director: Karl Argue

Produced by: Adopt a Hermit

Music by: Malcolm Funktion

The Anti Love Pill is a short film about a love sick man, in search for the cure for love.

Romantic Hideaway

11 mins | Live Action | 2012

Director: Andrew T. Wright

Writer: Kulvinder Gill

A young woman held captive by her deranged, obsessed admirer fights for her life in a bid to escape from his demented interpretation of love.


 

ShortSpace Submissions:

  • Filmbase accepts short film submissions for ShortSpace in all genres (drama, documentary, animation, experimental)
  • To submit your film please email the ShortSpace programmer for more details on lynn@filmbase.ie
  • Please note that submitting your film does not guarantee inclusion in the programme
  • Ideally shorts should be ten minutes or under films. Films over 30 minutes will not be accepted.

Booking Info:

  • Tickets are €5 members / €7 non-members
  • Tickets are available on the door or by booking in advance
  • Call Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception) to book now
  • You can also reserve a place by phone/email and pay on the night
  • To reserve email your full name and contact number to info@filmbase.ie
  • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
  • ShortSpace at Filmbase takes place in the Basement Space on the first Thursday of every month however this is subject to change. Details will be posted on the website.

 

  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

For more info on ShortSpace contact Lynn Larkin at Filmbase on lynn@filmbase.ie. NB For more info on what Filmbase membership includes visit www.filmbase.ie/membership.