Tag Archives: For Your Consideration

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.’


James Skerritt


The Middle Finger

He’s the mumblecore superhero Ireland deserves.

The Middle Finger will be screening at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7 on August 18 at 22:30, followed by a Q&A hosted by Alison Spittle.

The Middle Finger – Light House Screening + Q&A

The Middle Finger

Thanks Seamus Hanly

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)


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


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

Ana’s Anchor – Summer Camp

Irish emo-indie act’s new single with a video shot on a hi 8 tape camera to deliver “an intentionally amateur effect”.

Marty Ryan writes:

I’ve always personally found it hilarious how the typical band video is like “Look at us, we’re cool, we’re playing in a forest!” Why would a band play in a forest? There is no electricity, or audience, it’s ridiculous…

Ana’s Anchor

Demon Hunter

An Irish indie about to hit the big screen from writer/director Zoe Kavanagh and produced by Constant Motion Pictures.

Thomas writes:

Made  in Ireland and shot in both Dublin & Offally, ‘Demon Hunter’ stars Niamh Hogan (Don’t Listen) as Taryn Barker, whose dark journey with the supernatural involves avenging the rape and murder of her sister, surviving a deadly possession and becoming trained to fight evil by a team of demon hunters.

Playing in Dundrum, Swords & the Gate in Cork on June 6 and available on demand from June 12. Support the indie arts!

In fairness.


Colm Tobin on the island of ‘Carnananaunachá’

Surviving Ireland.

A new radio mockumentary] on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow at 11am.

BUT available online NOW..

In this RTÉ Radio 1 Comedy production, comedy writer and producer Colm Tobin visits a boutique digital detox centre on the island of Carnananaunachán to follow the journey of Holly (Stefanie Preissner) and Declan (Aidan O’Donovan), a smartphone-dependent couple from Dublin….

Listen here

Thanks Liam Geraghty


Dubliners at midweek.

Al Kennington writes:

I made this Short film about Dublin in a day with Al Hooi. It was shot and screened as part of the Patrick’s day festival a couple of years back now but aside from the 400 people at the screening no-one has seen the piece.

The beautiful track is  available digitally here and on vinyl here.

As it is a love letter to Dublin and Ireland it might be relevant for a mention on the week of national pride we’re approaching.