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Short Film – The Barber Shop


TITLE: The Barber Shop

Funded by: Filmbase/ RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Liam O’Neill
Writer: Liam O’Neill
Producer: Breda Walsh
Production Company: Mainstream Films

Running Time: 24 mins

Year: 1993
Language: English
Format: DigiBeta (B/W)

Key Cast: David Kelly, Peadar Lamb, Brian Ormond, Pat McGrath, Matthew O’Farrell, Vivon O’Brien
DOP: Shane O’Neill


The final hours of an old-fashioned barbershop provides the setting for this drama of revenge and regret. Kelly’s performance is magnificent in this beautifully shot and visually arresting story, which occupies a peculiar space midway between “rare ould times” nostalgia and “Eraserhead”.

More Information

-Gold Medal for Fiction Film, Bildoa Documentary & Short Film Festival 1993
-Best Director and Best Editing, Duisburg Short Film festival, Germany 1993
-Special Mention for Cinematography, Cork Film Festival 1993

-London Film Festival
-Tampere Film Festival
-Galway Film Festival
-Kobe Short Film Festival
-New York Festival of Irish Film