Irish Talent: New Shorts 5, Fiction
Fri 12 July | Town Hall Theatre | 11:45
This selection of shorts celebrates the cinematic convergence of individual art forms. This programme features student film and work from established filmmakers. Loneliness and freedom are key themes throughout.
Rip to the Rescue!
In a post-apocalyptic Irish midlands, an overconfident American jet pilot tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from her domineering mammy, but ‘round here, getting involved with family can be deadly.
Director: Paudie Baggott (debut)
Producer: Sarah Barr
John and Stephanie wake to the sound of someone outside. This stranger wants Stephanie dead. Why? We come to learn that Stephanie may be harbouring a monstrous secret.
Director: Fergal Costello
Producers: Claire Gormley, Geralyn Costello
A White Horse
When 17-year-old Bridget escapes from a psychiatric hospital, she rings home from a rural phone box… but her parents are waiting for the call.
Director: Shaun O Connor
Producer: Sinead Barry
Wishbone is an awkward, honest look at strained female friendships. Three young women break bread – and possibly each other – over a late supper at the Fleadh.
Director: Myrid Carten
Producers: Paul McGuigan, Leo McGuigan
Country: Northern Ireland
Aoife searches for her birth mother and unveils a past that entangles two other women in town.
Director: Niall McKay
Producers: Marissa Aroy, Roisin Kearney, Clodagh Bowyer
Bernie fights stigma, shame, and her own demons while trying to hold her family together in the wake of her son’s drug-related death.
Directors: Barry O’Connor,
Grace Dyas (debut)
Producers: Shane Hogan, Doireann Coady, Barry O’Connor, Grace Dyas