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Short Film – Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom



TITLE: Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom

Funded by:  Filmbase/TG4 Lasair Scheme

Director:  Daniel O’Hara
Writer:  Daniel O’Hara
Producer:  Grainne O’Carroll
Production Company:  Dough Productions

Running Time:  13 mins 20 secs
Year:  2003
Language:  Irish (with English subtitles)
Format:  Shot on DVCam

Key Cast:  Daniel Wu, Frank Kelly
DOP:  Fergal O’Hanlon


Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (My Name Is Yu Ming) is the story of a young Chinese man, who is disillusioned with his dead-end job at a supermarket. A spin of the globe leads him to choose Ireland as the destination for his new life and further research informs him that the official language of that country is Gaelic. Arriving in Dublin speaking the language, he is puzzled when nobody can understand him.

More Information:

Yu Ming is Ainm Dom was released in Irish cinemas in October 2003 with Jim Sheridan’s ‘In America’, was shortlisted for an Academy Award and has won a total of eighteen awards at film festivals in Ireland and around the globe, including:

Best Irish Short & Best First Short – Galway Film Fleadh 2003
Best Comedy – Aspen Shortsfest 2004
Best Young Director – Broadcast/BBC Young Talent Awards 2004
Best Irish Language Production – IFTAs 2004