This is a no budget (40 Euros) remake of the bar scene from Kubrick’s The Shining, As Gaeilge. We made this for Little Cinema Galway as part of Seachtain na Gaeilge. Everyone worked for free.
We were very limited with time and obviously having no budget was difficult too but I’m pretty happy with the overall result (the translation is excellent). Of course it has some weak points but it was a valiant effort all round.
The design of this fabulous customized “Overlook Hotel” drum kit inspired by 1980 film, The Shining, was made by UK-based company Badgerwood Drums. In addition to the wrap finish based on the distinctive carpeting found in the corridors of the Overlook covering the bass drum, the snare, and floor and rack toms, the bass drum head also bears the parting shot in the film where Jack Nicholson’s character Jack Torrance finally joins the other ghostly guests and employees of the hotel in an eerie black and white photograph….
Above: A view of The Shining’s Overlook Hotel facade built on the backlot of Elstree Studios; prototype vinyl toys inspired by The Shining, created by Evil Corp; and a feature from a “Where Are They Now?” issue of US Weekly from October 2, 1989 featuring Dan Lloyd, now 41, then a 17-year-old high school senior.
Thought you guys might like this hand-made Danny from The Shining (made by Amy Lynch) which will be given as a prize at tonight’s [sold out] Shining-themed fancy dress party at Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin from 9pm, part of Kubrick Season.