Tag Archives: For Your Consideration

Seán Hillen, Merging Views

Best short documentary award winner at the Galway Film Fleadh last year.

Now free to air.

Paddy Cahill writes:

You might like our short documentary about artist Seán Hillen we have just made available online.

Its  a portrait that observes Seán as he creates a beautiful new photomontage. He shares thoughts about his work and recent personal discovery.

Seán Hillen

The Drummer & The Keeper

The debut film from Nick Kelly, of The Fat Lady Sings.

Nick writes:

I’m thrilled to announce that my first feature film is about to be released in Irish cinemas. The story of unlikely friendship between a rock’n’roll drummer with Bipolar disorder and a young goalkeeper with Aspergers Syndrome, “The Drummer And The Keeper” premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in July, where it won Best Irish First Feature.
You can catch the full movie in any one of these Irish cinemas from Friday September 8:
Rathmines Omni (my local!)
IFI
Lighthouse
Tallaght IMC
Dun Laoghaire IMC
Movies@Dundrum
Movies@Swords
Eye Galway
Galway IMC
Gate Cork
Cork Omni
Limerick Omni
Just like any Hollywood blockbuster, we need a really great opening weekend. So it would be amazing if you could get down to your own local silver screen to see it – and also if you could spread the word among your own friends and connections….

The Drummer & The Keeper

Available online for the first time.

Beauty & Chaos.

A short film by James Skerritt following Irish surfer Conor Maguire in India and Indonasia.

James writes:

It all started with a Facebook message from Conor Maguire simply saying ‘lets go to India’. We had discussed trying to make a film like this for years – an honest, or somewhat, portrait of what we were feeling as we roamed from place to place. We wanted the music to do the same.

I showed a friend of mine an early cut of the film and told him the title. I was greeted with a frown along with the notion that it was the worst title he had ever heard.

None the less, ‘Beauty & Chaos’, had its first screening at Shore Shots Surf Film Festival in April 16.and spent the following year screening in film festivals around the world with its last set of screenings throughout May this year.

I was even more pleasantly surprised after a festival in New Jersey, where a filmmaker whom I admire commented on how much she likes the title.

Like most films, I am always motivated by how much fun it will be to watch in about forty years time – a remembrance of the random happenings that come about in the unknown and unsure. So whether you like the title or not – it was a damn interesting process to go through.’

Gnarly.

James Skerritt

I’m Talking to You.

Starring Aidan Lawlor, Jed Murray, Alice Stands and Robert ‘O Connor.

Written & Directed by Thomas Quain, who writes:

I’m Talking To You follows Mark, a young Irish Garda who is being trained in on the M50. One day he discovers a pirate, propaganda radio signal that causes him to question his black and white morality….

We’re hoping to do the festival circuit this year and then a limited Irish release later in the year.

I’m Talking To You (Facebook)

RedPILL

A new show  – opening tonight – about love, revenge and trolls.

Fight!

Liam Hallahan writes:

I’ve got a new one man show in Theatre Upstairs [11 Eden Quay, Dublin 1]  for the next couple of weeks. The show’s called REDPILL It explores internet misogyny and what makes a troll! We open tonight  and we’re running till the 29th….

REDPILL tickets here