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ShortSpace: November 2012



7pm Thursday 1st November
Theme: “Cinematography”

After a break, ShortSpace is back and this time we’ll be looking at Cinematography! We’re delighted to be joined by two prolific cinematographers, Kate McCullough and Patrick Jordan who between them have numerous cinematography credits for both short and long form work.

As usual, attendees on the night were treated to a selection of short films screened from 7pm, followed directly after with a discussion between the invited filmmakers and audience about the topic of the night. This month we look at the art of cinematography and were joined by two of Ireland’s most prolific cinematographers Kate McCullough and Paddy Jordan who have a wealth of experience between them in both feature and short length drama and documentary filmmaking. 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.


Patrick Jordan

Patrick Jordan is a Director of Photography based in Dublin who graduated from the National Film School in Dun Laoghaire in 2001. Patrick has photographed six IFTA (Irish Film & TV Awards) nominated projects and has worked on films which have screened at venues and festivals such as Tribeca, IndieLisboa, Rotterdam and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in NY. In 2011, Patrick shot the feature film Stitches for director Conor McMahon. The film, which stars English comedian Ross Noble is currently on release in Ireland and the UK. Of the forty short films Patrick has shot, award-winning productions include The Faeries of Blackheath Woods (2006) directed by Ciarán Foy and The White Dress (2007), directed by Vanessa Gildea.


Kate McCullough

Kate McCullough has been working as a cinematographer for over four years now both in Ireland and abroad. Her credits include numerous ads and short films as well as work on a number of feature films (both documentary and drama). She won the first Donal Gilligan award for Cinematography at the Galway Film Festival for her work on the film Mummy’s Little Helper by writer/director Michael Lavelle. She has worked with Michael on a number of occasions before having shot his other short films Cluck, Out of the Blue and I Hate Musicals – the Musical. She was also the joint cinematographer with Michael Lavelle on the feature documentary His & Hers directed by Ken Wardrop which was awarded the World Cinema Cinematography Award: Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.


Programme Line-up:

Hold on Tight

13 mins | documentary | Colour | 2011
Director Anna Rodgers
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

Holding hands or kissing in public isn’t for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice.

Mummy’s Little Helper

11 mins | Drama | Colour | 2011
Writer / Director: Michael Lavelle
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

A mother discovers an illegal way to lose weight, with frightening consequences… especially for her daughter.


10 mins | Drama | Colour | 2011
Writer/Director: Colm Quinn
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

Nicola is in hospital after giving birth. When her school friend Tess comes to visit, Nicola is forced by her mother to introduce ‘Joy’, her new born daughter, who lived for seven hours.


11 mins | Drama | Colour | 2011
Writer/Director: Peter McDonald
Cinematography: Patrick Jordan

A young Irish boy faces a difficult choice that may leave him at odds with his small community.

The Faeries of Blackheath Wood

4 mins | Drama | Colour | 2006
Writer/Director: Ciaran Foy
Cinematography: Patrick Jordan

Despite warnings from her mother, Melissa follows the Faeries into the dark and forboding Blackheath Woods… and is never seen again.


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