A Selfless Act

A Selfless Act

Winner of the Ford 8minutes Short Film Competition.

Written by: Dan O’Connell & Frank Hurley
Directed by: Dan O’Connell
Starring: Frank Hurley & John Ryan Howard
Director of Photography: Jason Keane

Available to watch online now on the irish film boards website

‘A Selfless Act’ was made especially for the Ford 8minutes Competition and addresses the themes of hope, selflessness and the division of classes from the Titanic 100 Celebrations. The film features an old homeless man (played by Frank Hurley) who has a brief encounter with a wealthy young business man (played by John Ryan Howard).

Set in Cork City on a wet and dreary night and shot entirely on location by Director of photography, Jason Keane, the film uses 100% natural lighting and features an amazing soundtrack performed by Odi, entitled ” One in a Million” which can be purchased online http://www.odimusic.co.ukhttp://www.itunes.com/odi

We had a great time making this film, which was all shot in one night and the edit was finalised only 3 days later, we had great help and support making it from some really great people, including the fantastic Staff and Management of Londis on Bridge Street, they even gave us free Coffee!! Catherine Crowley who ran around ragged trying to piece together the costumes and props, Valerie Hely who helped us get the awesome ‘Odi’ soundtrack, Desiree Murphy for feeding us all as we ran around like blue arse flies.


Filmbase & Entertainment.ie re-enactment

It’s here… Your time to shine. Entertainment.ie and Filmbase are offering you the chance to win some great prizes for doing something you love. All you have to do is send in a re-enactment of your favourite movie scene. It can be from any film and acted out in any way you please. From finger puppets to Cecil B DeMille – however you see it. 

Far be it for us to suggest anything but – whether you bring us something funny or serious – above all let it be imaginative. The top prize is a digital filmmaking production equipment package worth up to €1,000 from Filmbase. Other prizes include Filmbase courses, membership and Film Ireland subscriptions. 

For the full details about this competition, including the competition guidelines and prizes and to download the application form, visit www.entertainment.ie/favouritescene.

Film themed pub quiz in the Crane Lane

Cork based company StormVids have recently teamed up with The Naomh ColmCille Youth Club to start ACTION – a new tv and film-making mentoring project where we are teaching the kids in Farranree to make films so they can adapt their award winning play, ‘The Wrong Turn’ into a short film.

The kids will be mentored through various workshops and on the sets of all and any films we make.

We are holding a Film Themed Pub Quiz in the Crane Lane on Sunday the 8th of March at 7:30pm to raise funds for the ACTION project! There will be prizes on the night and Pascal Scott (from Killinaskully) will be our guest MC. Also watch out for the Roman Soldiers who will be guarding the answers carefully!

€20 for a team of 4.