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Short Film – Poetic License


TITLE: Poetic License

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: James Phelan
Writer: James Phelan
Producer: Joanne Duffy
Production Company: Great Western Films

Running Time: 13 min
Year: 2007
Language: English

Key Cast: David Kelly, Bosco Hogan, Glen Barry, Katie Kirby
DOP: Patrick Jordan


Poetic Licence tells a cautionary tale of the transfiguring power of dreams. It warns us to be. careful of what to wish for.

This modern fable follows an orphaned lovelorn young butcher Thomas, who has two loves – writing poetry and worshipping from a distance Lisa, the most beautiful girl in the fictional small town of Tupper. When his wildest dreams are granted, Thomas’ life takes a totally unforeseen direction when he chooses immense success but at a terrible price.