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The latest successful Signatures Projects

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is delighted to announce the projects selected for the Signatures short-film scheme, now in its seventh round.

Cutting Grass by 925 Productions
Writers/Directors: Ruairi O’Brien, John Kennedy
Producer: Laura McNicholas
It’s a hot summer, and a young inner-city boy, Donal, tries his hand at cutting lawns for pocket money in a quiet, affluent suburb. Not having much luck, he encounters Gerry, an old man who, strangely, pays him just to be left alone.

The Hare by Lovely Productions
Writer/Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Producer: Brunella Cocchiglia
Sarah and her strange new neighbour, Florence, feel a strong spiritual connection. When a hare turns up on Sarah’s lawn, a supernatural power is passed on to her.

Rockmount by MDV
Writer/Director: Dave Tynan
Producer: Michael Donnelly
Roy Keane is a small but demonic eleven-year-old in 1980s Cork. He needs to get on the starting eleven for his football club, and nothing is going to get in his way.

You by Suitable Films
Writer/Director: Damien O’Donnell
Producer: Ailish Bracken
Short story author: Nollaig Rowan
A drama about a young mother who finds herself angry, bitter and frustrated after the premature birth of her disabled son.

About Signatures

Signatures is the IFB’s flagship short-film scheme. It showcases live-action short filmmaking, encouraging strong, original storytelling, visual flair and production values appropriate to the big screen. These short films act as a proving ground for Irish creative talents who aspire to write, direct and produce feature-length films for the cinema.

For more information about the scheme, click here.

Watch a selection of shorts on the IFB’s Media Hub.