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Culture Night at Filmbase 2010

Culture Night at Filmbase

Culture Night 2010

Friday 24th September 2010

Filmbase once again took part in Culture Night and, for 2010, had a whole host of activities planned! Included in the line-up was a special late night short film screening of some of the latest Irish comedy shorts. There was also plenty of taster courses on the night, you could try your hand at editing, directing and sound for TV and Film. Finally there was a special make-up FX demo for all ages, short films on the ground floor screens and copies of Film Ireland magazine up for grabs.

Expand below for more details of the night’s activities:

Taster Courses

Make-Up FX Demo with Terri Pinnell

Suitable for ages 12+

Time: 6pm

Make-up artist Terri Pinnell will give a special FX make-up demonstration on Culture Night here at Filmbase. Terri is a professional make-up artist whose credits include web series Zombie Bashers (Winner of 2010 RTE StoryLand competition) and feature film Portrait of a Zombie. You can check out some of Terri’s work on Zombie Bashers at You can also check out pictures of her work on the Film Ireland website taken during the hugely successful Special FX Make Up Night that was held at Filmbase in April.


Editing with Final Cut Pro with Alessandro Molatore

Suitable for ages 16+
Time: 6.30pm
Max 12 students per class

As Ireland’s first Apple Authorised Training Centre, Filmbase is the perfect place to learn all about editing with Final Cut Pro, Apple’s professional editing software. Filmbase Post-production and Multimedia Training Manager Alessandro Molatore (Cactus, The Cemetery People) will take you through the basics using on screen demos during this free hour long introductory course. Participants will also be able to try out simple editing techniques using the software and will be encouraged to ask questions throughout!


Directing for the Screen with Vinny Murphy

Suitable for ages 18+
Time: 7pm
Max. 15 students per class

Vinny Murphy will lead a taster course in Directing for the Screen at Filmbase on Culture Night. In just an hour, Vinny will run through what it is that different members of the crew do. Then the class will be divided into teams who will get to try out some simple camera set ups and get to watch the footage back at the end of the class. Vinny Murphy is an actor / writer / director whose critically acclaimed feature Accelerator, won many awards including UIP Best Director. He has also written and directed many shorts as well as acting in numerous film and TV dramas. His vast experience of teaching goes back over eighteen years.


Sound for TV & Film with Noel Quinn

Suitable for ages 16+
Time: 8.30
Max. 12 students per class

Anyone interested in sound for TV & Film should sign up for this taster session with Noel Quinn. In this hour-long intro to sound for TV & Film Noel will offer an insight into what’s really involved in recording sound. This class will be hands-on and participants will be encouraged to ask questions and try out set ups during the course of the evening. Noel has been involved in the film business for almost forty years working on feature films, documentaries, and commercials in Ireland and Australia. Noel’s sound credits include Michael Collins, Veronica Guerin, Laws of Attraction and The Honeymooners; in 1989 he was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro. Noel has lectured extensively on film sound in Ireland and Australia.

Short Film Screening

A selection of Irish shorts will be screening on our ground floor screens throughout the night as part of Filmbase’s Culture Night. This special selection of shorts will start at 5pm and will screen on a loop throughout the night until 11pm. This is free and open to all so call by Filmbase to check out what Irish filmmaking talent has to offer. Special thanks to the Irish Film Board for their assistance in putting together this programme.




Mister Heaney – A Wee Portrait

3 mins | 2010
Written and directed by David Quin 
Produced by David Quin 

In a revealing wee portrait, Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney, speaks about brambles and hairdressing. Brian Cowen, Garrett Fitzgerald, Wayne Rooney and others all add their bit…


Deep End Dance

6 mins | 2010
Choreographed by David Bolger
Directed by Conor Horgan
Produced by Martha O’Neill

Mother and son, above and underwater, the dance of their lives.


Bye Bye Now

15 mins | 2009
Directed & produced by Ross Whitaker & Aideen O’Sullivan

Eircom’s proposed removal of a number of phone boxes from around the country sparked many fond memories in the lives of the rural Irish communities.


The Man Inside

14 mins | 2008
Written and Directed by Rory Bresnihan (based on a short story by Fernando Sorrentino)
Produced by Lucy Dyke

A short story in memory of Lisandro who accidently locked himself in.


The Rooster, The Crocodile and the Night Sky

6.5 mins | 2008
Written and Directed by Padraig Fagan
Produced by Barry O’Donoghue

A tale of passion, loss, surreal comedy and explosive violence.


Moore St. Masala

5 mins | 2009
Written and Directed by David O’Sullivan
Produced by Jason Doyle

Shop clerk, Baba, falls for the sexy estate agent across the street. When he sells her lunch, she steals his heart. There is only one way their love can make it…Bollywood Style!


Colour Contamination

3 mins | 2008
Written and Directed by Louise Bagnall
Produced by Niamh O’Donoghue

A clean cut business man who is averse to all things colourful enters a waiting room filled with colourful plastic chairs and is forced to confront his worst fears.


The End is Night

3 mins | 2007
Written and Directed by James Cotter
Produced by Cormac Fox

When a farmer discovers an ancient amulet with the power to destroy the world, he does what any of us would do…



3 mins | 2006
Written and Directed by Matthew Darragh

Produced by Gerrard O’Rourke & Jason Tammemagi A stranger in an unknown land braves many dangers as he strives to fulfill his function.

Late Night Comedy Shorts

Filmbase will host a late night screening of a selection of recent Irish comedy short films in the Basement Space on Culture Night. This screening includes two shorts recently funded through the Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film awards scheme, Cold Turkey and Dead Load. Also, selected are recent award-winning films The Crush (Honorable Mention Best First Short Drama, Galway Film Fleadh 2010) and Noreen (Winner Best Short Drama, Galway Film Fleadh 2010).




Cold Turkey

Written and directed by Gavin Keane

Produced by Ruth Coady

Cold Turkey tells the story of a particularly challenging day in the life of Steve, a sound mixer on a low-budget feature film. The pressure is on from his Proudcer, who needs him to deliver sounds within 12 hrs. Low budget filmmaking. It’s a hard habit to break.


The Crush

Written and directed by Michael Creagh

Produced by Damon Quinn

An eight year old schoolboy challenges his teacher’s fiancé to a duel. To the death…


Dead Load

Written by Colin Corrigan & Greg Corcoran
Directed by Greg Corcoran

Produced by Dave Leahy

Joe’s evening is about to get extremely complicated. But it’s more than just his fat friend’s corpse that’s weighing him down.



Written and directed by Domhnall Gleeson 

Produced by Juliette Bonass, David Clarke, Ciarán Deeney

Two policemen learn life lessons on a house-call in rural Ireland. Frank is young and heartbroken; Con is middle-aged and weary. They’re both alone. They’re both idiots.