Irish Talent: New Shorts OneThu 12 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00
The first programme in our series of live-action shorts presents nine films in a mix of traditional narrative and experimental storytelling. This programme features work from debut filmmakers and more established directors.
Buttered Up tells the story of a daring housewife who embarks on an improbable journey to explore the mysterious underworld of domesticity. She undergoes an unusual metamorphosis while performing a feat of slippery escapology.
Director Áine Phillips (Debut)
Producer Áine Phillips
It’s the 11th, and Fisher has returned to try and make amends with his daughter. In doing so he is forced to confront his past and his wrongdoings. This is a film about place, masculine identity, forgiveness and vulnerability.
Director Naomi Waring
Producers Stuart Drennen & Kevin Barnett
An ageing punk rocker returns to his hometown in order to get his band back together for one last gig.
Directors Alastair Cummings & Richard Power
Producer Heather Colohan
Countries Ireland & UK
Fearing capture for sins of a rapacious past, a man comes face to face with his greatest transgression.
Director Eamonn Keane (Debut)
Producers Jason O’ Sullivan & Eamonn Keane
Sisters in Arms
A female police anti-terrorist squad arrive at a remote village in Northern Pakistan to question the villagers (mostly women) about men that they are looking for. Before leaving, they are attacked by three Taliban men who escape, but not before capturing one of them.
Director Jessica O’Sullivan (Debut)
Producer Sarah Saifi
Just Molly & Me
Molly, a fragile 80-year-old, and Peter, a tortured young man, find solace in the most difficult of circumstances.
Director Mary Lee-Woolf (Debut)
Producers Fionnula Flanagan, Shirine Best & Fiz Oliver
A troubled traditional Irish musician re-enters the fold after a long absence. An emotionally stunted friend wants to offer an apology. When words fail them both, music is all they have to bring them together.
Director Jonathan Harden
Producer Jonathan Harden
Country Northern Ireland
The American Wake
Born and raised on Inis Mór, 17-year-old Honora Parson’s way of life is challenged when she receives a letter from her sister inviting her to immigrate to New York. Now, Nora is faced with a choice: stay in the home that she knows, or leave for an unknown life in America.
Director Kevin Quinn
Producers Kevin Quinn & Jordan-Lee McGrath
Battling between reason and delusion, Siofra takes us on a visceral journey through the troubled inner workings of a young woman’s mind. Go Home is a conceptual spoken word piece that deals with grief and self-reflection by merging realism and surrealism.
Director Shane Robinson (Debut)
Producers Emma Foley & Tamryn Reinecke