Irish Talent: New Shorts 6, Fiction
Sat 13 July | Town Hall Theatre | 10:00
This programme of live action shorts explores themes of avoidance and escapism. Featuring films from both new and established directors. A programme hosting home-grown Irish talent and international co-productions from the United Kingdom and United States.
A couple drive to the city to collect their teenage daughter from hospital. On the return journey everyone seems happy to avoid discussing her reason for being there.
Director: Tristan Heanue
Producer: Tristan Heanue
An everyday scenario: two people sitting together, in an ordinary place, completing their unremarkable, mundane tasks… but sometimes life is not so ordinary.
Director: Garry Cooper (debut)
Producer: Simone Kirby
Country: United Kingdom
Over the course of a fraught evening Cynthia navigates her once familiar circle of friends and comes to realise that some bridges can’t be mended.
Director: Jack Hickey (debut)
Producer: Lara Hickey
After the sudden death of his parents a young man must choose between returning to his home village in the west of Ireland to care for his estranged younger brother, and a bright future in Canada.
Director: Mark Smyth
Producer: Lynn Larkin
Summer, 1991. 17-year-old Kat escapes from her family for a night of freedom and fun with the local teenagers but struggles to stave off a pressing responsibility.
Director: Rhys Jones
Producers: Alexander Polunin, Anders Berg, Ann Philomena Dowling
Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, United States
A girl with a dark past finds herself alone and on the run. Sometimes moving forward is harder than it seems.
Director: Keith Farrell
Producer: David Arrowsmith
Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom
Father James must decide what kind of a father God wants him to be.
Director: Michael McDowell
Producers: Tim McGarry, Damon Quinn
Country: Northern Ireland