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Shorts Screening: Brief Encounters 2012

Washed Up Love

Washed Up Love

6.30pm, Valentine’s Day 2012

Love Film? The Roasted Brown Coffee Shop on the first floor at Filmbase served up a delectable Valantine’s Day selection of lovely Irish short films!

Offering Bollywood romance – Irish style – with Moore Street Masala, love in the rain with Downpour, finding love in all the write places with Crossword and more, this programme made for a perfect for Valentine’s Night! Taking place as part of Temple Bar Cultural Trust’s ‘A Date with Dublin’, the screening started at 6.30pm and was completely free.

Roasted Brown Coffee Shop had recently opened on the first floor at Filmbase. Serving tasty bites and fantastic coffee this was the perfect spot to spend Valentine’s evening with your nearest and dearest. For more info you can follow them on twitter @RoastedBrown. Check out the cafe page here for more details on a special offer for Filmbase members!
For a full line-up of the short films screened see below!
For more details on all of the other events that took place as part of ‘A Date with Dublin’ check out



After You

2.5 mins | 2011
Written by Rory Cashin
Directed by Gemma Creagh
Produced by Rory Cashin and Ben Keenan

Two strangers have a chance encounter on a busy Temple Bar street. (Made as part of the Filmbase/Temple Bar Cultural Trust ‘Made in Temple Bar’ competition)

Washed Up Love

6 mins | 2011
Writer/director Dylan Cotter
Produced by Fiona Kinsella

Washed Up Love follows Moira who is looking for love but love doesn’t even know he’s missing. With photography by IFTA winning PJ Dillon (The Runway, 32A)


14min | 2010
Directed by Vincent Gallagher
Written by Hugh Travers
Produced by Claire McCaughley

On a significant day in her life, Heather a lonely woman who finds solace in the daily crossword finds that the answers to the clues are all around her. (Best Short Award, Waterford Film Festival)

Riders To The Sea

3 mins | 2011
Writer/director Orla Walsh
Produced by Ian W. Davis

Riders to the Sea tells the tale of breaking waves, racing hearts and the treachery of lycra as a surfing duel breaks out between a male and female surfer.


12 mins | 2010
Written by Louise Ní Fhiannachta
Directed by Mary Redmond
Produced by Laura Ní Cheallaigh

Cured is a quirky take on a butcher’s struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Maggie’s commitment to the cleaver has caused life to pass her by. She clearly fancies one of her regulars – the odd and eccentric Hopper. One evening, when Hopper unexpectedly orders one pork chop instead of his usual two, Maggie suddenly has a shot at love. But will her illness stand in her way?


3 mins | 2011
Writer/director Claire Dix
Produced by Nodlag Houlihan

Downpour is an ode to Ireland and to the rain; love in the rain, love of the rain, love of a country drenched in rain.

Out of the Blue

8min | 2008
Writer/director Michael Lavelle
Produced by Simon Conneally

A lonely man’s life is suddenly transformed when he discovers an old TV floating in the sea.

Moore St. Masala

5 mins | 2009
Writer/director 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!