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ShortSpace: August 2011

Her Mother's Daughter

Her Mother’s Daughter

7pm Thursday 4th August
Theme: “Location”

This session focussed on the topic of locations. On the night we spoke to a number of filmmakers about the various issues to bear in mind when deciding on locations for use in shorts and the practical issues that need to be taken in to account.

Many thanks to Location Manager Brendan O’Sullivan, Location Manager / Producer Steven Davenport, Producer John Wallace and writer Pierce Ryan who attended on the night to take part in the Q&A! Below is a list of the shorts that were screened on the night.

Booking Info:

  • Tickets are €5 members / €8 non-members
  • Advance booking / reservation through Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception)
  • Reservations or queries to (include your full name and contact number)
  • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
  • ShortSpace venue is Filmbase Basement space unless otherwise stated
  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.


Programme Line-up:

Her Mother’s Daughter (2010)

6 min 30 sec Written and Directed by Oonagh Kearney Choreographed by Cindy Cummings Produced by Rachel Lysaght & Steven Davenport

An Older Woman stands by a window in an empty house. Her daughters have flown the nest. As she waits for them to call, their memory is brought back to life. A short dance film exploring the relationship between mothers, daughters, memory and imagination.

Funded by RTE and the Arts Council as part of the RTE Dance On The Box Scheme which is administered by Filmbase. The film has screened at Helsinki’s Loikka Dance Film Festival, the Corona Fastnet Film Festival in Cork (Best Cinematography, Best Experimental/Dance Film), Dance On Camera Festival in New York and London’s Underwire Festival. It was also selected as one of thirteen films shortlisted from an entry of almost 1,000 for the Aesthetica Magazine Short Film Competition.

Joyriders (2006)

15 min 30 sec Written by Rebecca Daly & Glenn Montgomery Directed by Rebecca Daly Produced by Rachel Lysaght

As ten year old Kylie struggles to come to terms with her grief, she discovers that imagination can be more powerful than reality.

Best Short Film at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards 2007 and Best First Irish Short at the Galway Film Fleadh 2006.

Hum (2010)

12 mins Written and Directed by Rebecca Daly Produced by Melanie Berke, Martin Heisler, Rachel Lysaght

The story of Hum begins in an abandoned house. Dead bees scatter every window ledge and lie, legs splayed, on the exposed floor. A mutilated piano waits upstairs in an empty afternoon. There is a strong sense of the past of the house, of its holding secrets, of its holding silences. A woman (Kerry Condon) climbs the wooden staircase, pausing to remove her shoes. She has come here in search of silence.

Hum was made through the Berlinale Talent Campus Short Film scheme.

Runners (2009)

16 min Written by Pierce Ryan Directed by Rob and Ronan Burke Produced by John Wallace

For eighteen year old Derek, running drugs isn’t a big deal, it’s just a job. But juggling a relationship, family and his ‘career’ isn’t easy. Something has to give.

Best Short Film – 7th Irish Film and Television Awards 2010; Best International Short Film – Malibu International Film Festival 2010; Best Screenplay – Corona Fastnet Short Film festival 2010; Commendation – Belfast Film Festival 2010

ShortSpace Submissions:

  • Filmbase accepts short film submissions for ShortSpace in all genres (drama, documentary, animation, experimental)
  • To submit your film please email the ShortSpace programmer for more details on
  • Please note that submitting your film does not guarantee inclusion in the programme
  • Ideally shorts should be ten minutes or under films. Films over 30 minutes will not be accepted.

Booking Info:

    • Tickets are €5 members / €8 non-members
    • Tickets are available on the door or by booking in advance
    • Call Filmbase reception on 01 679 6716 (dial 0 for reception) to book now
    • You can also reserve a place by phone/email and pay on the night
    • To reserve email your full name and contact number to
    • Reservations are only held until 6.45pm on the night
    • ShortSpace at Filmbase takes place in the Basement Space on the first Thursday of every month however this is subject to change. Details will be posted on the website.


  • ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

For more info on ShortSpace contact Clare Creely at Filmbase on clare NB For more info on what Filmbase membership includes visit