Award winning Short Films From Ireland
Venue: ICA, Charing Cross, SW1Y 5AH
Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
Starring: Ruth Bradley, Dylan Moran, David Pearse and Pat Short
Breakfast Wine is a black comedy, which earned a special mention at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh and took home Director’s Choice at the Boston Irish Film Festival. The film stars some of this country’s finest actors including Ruth Bradley, Pat Shortt, Dylan Moran, and David Pearse, and is based on the delightful premise of “They say it takes just three alcoholics to keep a small bar running in a country town, but what if you’ve only got two?” Frequent Lenny Abrahamson collaborator Stephen Rennicks, who gave us the enchanting soundtrack for Frank, provided the score for Death of a Superhero and Perrier’s Bounty director Fitzgibbon.
Director: Aidan McAteer
Deadly tells the story of Boney, a working stiff who doesn’t care about his dead-end job. That is until, he has a run-in with a spirited old lady named Bridie. Academy award winner, Brenda Fricker and Love/Hate star Peter Coonan lend their voices to this bittersweet animated short about life, death and dancin’!
Written and directed by Aidan McAteer and produced by Shannon George for Kavaleer Productions, Deadly won Best Short at this summer’s Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland. Trailer
Director: Brian Deane
Starring Stuart Graham, Janet Moran, Paddy Rocks, Helen Roche, Matthew O’Brien
Joe is a dedicated, hardworking mechanic who services cars for both sides of the political divide. Unfortunately for Joe, both communities view his evenhandedness with suspicion and while he’s restoring a vintage Volkswagen for his friend, the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself. Joe is now forced into an impossible decision of endangering the people he loves by becoming either a collaborator or a murderer. Volkswagen Joe has won multiple awards this year including Best Short at Boston, Chicago and Roma Irish Film Festivals and Best Cinematography at the Galway Film Fleadh. Trailer
How’s About Ye?
Director: Jenny Keogh
Jenny Keogh is compiling a collection of short films based on slang from different nationalities and locations. Her previous film “Story Bud?” was a great success among the Irish in London. ‘How’s About Ye?’ is the follow up to ‘Story Bud?’ and is a teaser showing snippets from eight counties of Ireland. The series aims to include all counties and will help to preserve this unique language known as Hiberno-English for generations to come.
Director: Jenny Keogh
‘Be Lucky’ is a film celebrating London slang. Loaded with humorous insults and exchanges, it includes everything from Cockney to Street slang. This 2:25 minute film packed with 94 slang phrases, is sure to educate and entertain people in London and beyond. The basic plot revolves around a couple who got thrown out of the local pub, which sparks off plenty of gossip.