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Short Film – Body Blow


TITLE: Body Blow

Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Sonya Supple Gildea
Writer: Sonya Supple Gildea
Producer: Sonya Supple Gildea, Martina Durac
Production Company: Schipa Films

Running Time: 8 mins
Year: 2003
Language: English
Format: 16 mm Colour

Key Cast: Kenneth McDonald, Kathy Downes
DOP: Ronan Fox


Bodyblow is a meditation on innocence, above all a child’s innocence in the face of personal danger. A contemporary story set in rural Ireland, it tells the story of a young boy who, at 8 years of age, makes a terrifying decision in a bid for freedom.

More Information

-Best New Tallent (Sonya Supple Gildea) IFTA Award Nomination 2003
-First Prize Short Film Nomination, Montreal Film Festival 2003