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.



Another Video from Cork, I’m just gonna keep making these till someone tells me to stop!

Learning a lot in the process..

Seán Le Sleán


Seán Le Sleán, the award winning documentary (Tuam 2008) on traditional turf cutting, by our very own Seán Breathnach, is to be shown at the Seachtain Na Gaeilge film fest – which is being shown in venues both nationwide, in London and New York.

Seán Le Sleán tells the story of one of the last men to perform the art of Turf cutting. It demonstrates an art that is truly almost lost forever. What was once a field covered with men digging for turf has become a place of silence and solitude.

The full venue listings can be found here: