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For your consideration.

‘Parting Us’.

By Albert Hooi and TJ O’Grady-Peyton​ for District Magazine.

A short documentary about the lives of 15 people living in Ireland during the first phase of the country’s lockdown due to COVID-19.

Featuring street artist, ​Maser​, and retired WBO World Heavyweight Champion, ​Andy Lee.

Albert Hooi

TJ O’Grady-Peyton

Good Vibrations: The Play.

From the movie of the same name, Good Vibrations is the story of Ulster Punk told from the perspective of a radical and rebellious Belfast record store owner named Terri Hooley.

Some Old Queen writes:

The play is now available for 24 hours only on YouTube….

Good Vibrations

Talking Heads: Detached Together.

A mini-documentary on the lockdown by Luke McKenna.

Featuring contributions from comedians Joe Rooney (top) and Norma Sheahan.

Luke writes:

Taking Heads explores how lockdown has affected us all, no matter what our walk of life and whether we are at home or abroad. Shot in Ireland, the UK, USA, Poland and Australia. It features English and Irish language….

In fairness.

‘The Naked City’.

Possibly NSFW.

Eamonn Farrell writes:

While cocooned with Coronavirus I have devised an outdoor exhibition in Dublin, using boarded up premises and advertising billboards as my digital canvas.

I have named this show ‘ The Naked City ‘ as Dublin is now a sad, lonely and empty space. It is of course a ‘virtual exhibition’.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews

Two Metre Portraits.

Ashort film dedicated to Ireland’s Frontline Workers by Cinematographer/Musician Stephen Flynn and Designer Simon Kingston of Dublin-based Reverb Design.

Stephen writes:

“As someone in the high risk category, I’m familiar with the incredible work our healthcare workers do on a daily basis. I owed them a great deal of gratitude before this pandemic started. Now, we all owe it to them.

As creatives in a decimate industry, we wanted to use our skills to create something that shows our appreciation to frontline workers across the country, Thank You.”

In fairness.

Stephen Flynn

Devolved.

By Adam Brennan and Colin Fleming

Made during and about the Covid-19 lockdown, Devolved is ‘the worlds first Zoom and Whatsapp directed film’.

In fairness.

Thanks Gorugeen Fingletons

‘Coronamona’,

An Irish father and son ‘alone together’.

Actor and director John O Dowd (top left) writes:

We are a group of Irish individuals on lockdown in Galway City, London, Buckinghamshire, Spiddal and Tenerife.

Together we have produced ‘Coronamona’, an online series using recorded Zoom calls between Seamus, a frontline health worker in the NHS in London and his Father Martin, cocooning in Connemara.

Written by Conor Montague, Seamus is played by myself. Martin is played by Peader O Treasaigh (top right), who for decades has been a stalwart of Irish language theatre, fillm and TV. This is his very first project in the English language.

We have just released episode 2 (above). We have generated over 1100 views on YouTube for episode one from just our own Facebook family and friends. It can be viewed here

This about a health service, understaffed and not adequately protected, it’s workers operating at great risk to their own health. The vulnerability of older people in lockdown. The requirement for connectiveness in a time of uncertainty. The healing power of storytelling.

In fairness.

Vagabond Productions