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.uk, http://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.
Just letting ye all know there is a screening this Thursday (8th April 2010) night at 8pm, get there earlier as seats are limited. The nights feature is The Shout:
Idyllic Devon locations. Hot, liquid afternoons; a game of cricket watched by ‘mad’ trees, the air punctuated by the cries of peacocks and a terrifying story of a man from the outback, who exercised the right to kill his children and who can kill anyone with the Terror Shout. A man (Alan Bates) who infiltrates the lives of a couple who live in a remote cottage by a rocky coast. A man who takes the wife (Susannah York) as his own property leaving the husband (John Hurt) utterly powerless, until he finds the man’s soul trapped in a pebble. The shout itself …truly disturbing. The ending brings both the story and the the cricket game together in spectacular fashion. At the close of play, you realize you’ve witnessed a straight horror story that is grounded in mundane reality.
Should be a good one.
Interview with Mick Hannigan:
The Corona Cork Film Festival announces new dates for its 2009 event, moving two weeks from it’s traditional slot to November 1st to 8th 2009.
International entries deadline is June 26th 2009
Irish entries deadline is July 31st 2009
Festival Director Mick Hannigan, making the announcement commented “The September/October period of the global film festival calendar has become congested in recent years and vying for films about to be premiered in Locarno, Toronto and London; has become increasingly difficult. Moving to November will allow us to programme with more freedom.
The Cork festival is committed to programming innovative and independent Irish and International cinema. We look forward to focusing on a true celebration of short films, documentaries and independent cinema in November. We believe the November dates will be attractive to both the national film community and to the festival’s large and loyal local audience.”
More info at www.corkfilmfest.org