2016 Film Fest Shorts

for synopsis VIOLET

‘Violet’ is the dark, cautionary tale of a young girl who despises her reflection.

Run Time: 8 minutes
Genre: Animated | Drama
Director-Animator: Maurice Joyce
Writer-Producer: Mark Hodkinson
Key Cast: Aidan Gillen (narrator)
Company: Tidy Toys Pictures, Festival Formula
Awards: 2015 Galway Film Fleadh – Best Short Irish Animation, 2015
Newport Beach Film Festival – Jury Award, 2016 Pheonix Film Festival –
Best Short Film

for synopsis THE WAY BACK

Faye, a scientist blaming herself for the disappearance of her young
sister 25 years before, builds a time machine to discover what happened.
She is unready for the horrible truth.

Run Time: 14 minutes
Genre: Thriller | Sci-Fi
Director: John Carlin
Writers: Aaron Gray, Paul Skillen
Key Cast: Daisy Haggard, Lacy Moore, Liam McMahon
Company: causeAscene Films

for synopsis MULLINS FAIR

Donna and David Mullins have been touring the West of Ireland with
Mullins Fair for the last 25 years. They speak about surviving as a
small business in the harsh economic climate in Ireland and give us an
insight into how townships have been affected in rural Ireland.

Run Time: 4 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Director-Producer: Louise Morton Murray
Producer: Michelle Tofi

for synopsis2 THE IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION

Sinead, underage, pregnant and a virgin who lives with her grandparents.
Her grandmother, the matriarch of this dysfunctional family and a pious
Catholic, will stop at nothing to get this birth proclaimed immaculate.

Run Time: 25 minutes
Genre: Family | Comedy | Drama
CoWriter-Director: Michael Geoghegan
CoWriter: Simon Riley
Producer: Russell Curtis
Key Cast: Orliath Feenan, Niall Cusack, Helena Bereen
Company: Partizan Films

for synopsis THE GURU

An intrepid documentary team film a revealing portrait of a spiritual superstar.

Run Time: 6 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Writer-Director-Producer: Carl Murphy
Producers: Jack Norton, Tom Lynch
Key Cast: A.J. Kennedy, Ciara Smyth

for synopsis UNHINGED

The squeaky hinge gets the oil, but if the squeak escapes the oils, it’s sure to get you!

Run Time: 3 minutes
Genre: Animated | Comedy
Writer-Director: Tom Caulfield
Producer: Barry O’Donoghue
Company: Studio Okinami

for synopsis CITY OF ROSES

One Halloween night a smoldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in
Dublin and thus was saved a true story of love, loss and hope.

Run Time: 9 minutes
Genre: Animated | Drama
Writer-Director: Andrew Kavanagh
Writers: Paddy Fitzpatrick, Rosalie Friedel Fitzpatrick
Key Cast: Peter Coonan, Seán Doyle, Aoibhin Garrihy

for synopsis BLIGHT

A young priest is sent to a remote island off the Irish coast to help
protect an estranged fishing community from dark supernatural forces,
but nothing is as it seems.

Run Time: 15 minutes
Genre: Horror
Director: Brian Deane
Writer: Matthew Roche
Key Cast: George Blagden, Donncha Crowley, Alicia Gerrard
Awards: 2016 Fantasporto – Best Short Film, 2016 Filmquest – Best Actor (George Blagden)

for synopsis THEY SHOOT PEOPLE

Twelve year-old Jane has always been good with guns. When she gets a chance to prove it, her life is changed forever.

Run Time: 9 minutes
Genre: Drama
Writer-Director: Mark Noonan
Producer: John Keville
Key Cast: Harry Behan, Lauren Kinsella, Killian Scott
Company: Savage Productions

for synopsis MORE THAN GOD

A religious doctor attempts to uncover his wife’s suspected affair, but
instead is confronted by the rigidity of his religion, the boundaries of
his love for his daughter, and his obligation to resuscitate her
lover’s husband.

Run Time: 9 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Writer-Director: Kev Cahill
Producers: Ali Coffey, Sorcha O’Beirne
Key Cast: Donncha Crowley, Brian Fortune, Lorna Larkin, Ally Ni Chiarain, Marie Ruane
Awards: 2015 Rhode Island Int’l Film Fest – Grand Prize for Best
Director, 2015 Bahamas Int’l Film Fest – Best Short Film, 2016 Boston
Irish Film Fest – Best Short Fiction/Animation