Introducing the IFB Qualifying Short Doc & Live-Action Films, 2014
Introducing the Irish Film Board qualifying short doc & live-action shorts – along with the 3 Animated short films (see the last blog post): CODA, Deadly & The Ledge End of Phil. (from accounting):
Breakfast Wine is a live-action film shot starring Ruth Bradley, Dylan Moran, David Pearse and Pat Shortt. The film is based on the short story by Kevin Barry and is Directed by Ian FitzGibbon and Produced by Michael Garland.
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?
Ghost Train is a live-action film shot on location in Co. Kildare over 5 days with a VFX supervisor onset from (and post done at) Troll VFX in Finland.
At the helm of Ghost Train is Director Lee Cronin and Producer, John Kelville.
They tell a story about Michael and Peter, estranged brothers, who once a year make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground yard where their friend Sam went missing when they were boys. This year, Michael has something to tell Peter that will cast light on the incident, something that will change the rest of their lives.
Ghost Train had its national premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh and its international premiere at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film.
Ghost Train trailer link:
Rockmount was written and directed by Dave Tynan, produced by Michael Donnelly V and stars Craig Keane Harrington and is based on the story of Irish Football Manager and former (Rockmount A.F.C) footballer, Roy Keane.
Rockmount is a comedy drama set in Cork in 1982. It follows a child called Roy a diminutive eleven year old, as he tries to make it onto the starting eleven of his football team, Rockmount. He’s up against it; he’s younger and smaller than the other lads. Doesn’t matter. His best friend is his black Labrador and he’s serious about everything. When the balls aren’t there he scolds his coach, when his dinner is late he shouts at his mother and he looks demonic enough that when he stares at a baby in a buthcers, the infant bursts into tears. But Roy’s thinking about the pitch. This strange boy is going places.
Rockmount earned the Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Rockmount trailer link:
Rúbaí tells the story of a young girl who, in the run-up to her First Holy Communion, declares she’s an atheist and bamboozles her teacher, her mother and the parish priest.
Rúbaí was selected for, and had its New York premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Rúbaí had its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh, where it won Best First Short Film Drama, was also the winner of the Belfast Film Festival as well as the winner of the Fastnet Short Film Festival.
Rúbaí trailer link:
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann is an award-winning documentary short film shot from Derry to Sligo.
Directed by Ciaran Cassidy and Produced by Morgan Bushe, this film explores CCTV footage, ripped from the headlines in the summer of 2009, of an unknown man…a man calling himself Peter Bergmann, who arrived in Sligo Town. Over his final three days, he would go to great lengths to ensure no one would ever discover who he was or where he came from.
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann played at Sundance, won the Best Documentary Short Film at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival and the IFTA for Best Short Film.
The Last Days of Peter Bergmann trailer link:
These live action, short doc (& animated shorts listed in the blog post prior) will screen privately TODAY, Friday, Oct 3rd – bi-coastally at several of the studios.
And ASIFA-Hollywood and Woodbury University will host a members’ only screening at 7pm (check your inboxes for details).