A Double Bill Premiere

A Double Bill Premiere

Two new short films from Cork based directors to get their première in The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane, Cork on the 23rd of May, 9pm.

Cork based directors Dan O’Connell and Seán Breathnach from Egomotion, will première their latest short movies in The Pav on the 23rd of May. This is a free event which will be followed by a short Q & A with both directors aimed at anyone who is interested in learning more about the films, or about film making in Cork.

First up is ‘Searching For Ten’, written and directed by Seán Breathnach and beautifully shot by cinematographer Páraic English. It features performances from a host of talent including James Browne (Tree Keeper), Irma Mali (Breakeven – The Script), Pascal Scott (Grabbers, Intermission) and Ruth Hayes (Th3 Room). Shot on location in Cork and Waterford, the short film follows the journey of a chick lit author who is desperately searching for a 10 out of 10 book review, a goal that both drives him and frustrates him. He wants the perfect book review, and he will do anything to get it.

Entirely self funded, ‘Twinkle Toes’ is the latest offering from director Dan O’Connell, produced by Frank Hurley with cinematography by Jason Keane. The film features the acting talents of Mary-Louise McCarthy (Penny, Tunnel), Frank Hurley (Baby Boots, I Remember) and introduces Clara Harte and James Murray. Shot entirely on location in Cork, ‘Twinkle Toes’ is the gruesome story of an enduring friendship even in times of extreme darkness. When two childhood friends find themselves injured and hunted they must stick together at all costs.

Dan O’Connell is writer/director and the co-founder of Egomotion, a Cork based film-making community and production company. His films range from documentary (Rock with your Cork Out, Letting Mr. Blue Sky In! – Flashmob) to drama (I Remember, Voices) but more recently he has focused on the horror genre. His previous film ‘Baby Boots’ featured in Cork Film Festival, Cannes – Court Metráge and Schull Fastnet Film Festival. Dan likes to surround himself with talent and learns more and more on each project big or small.

Seán Breathnach is an Irish film director, writer and editor. His films have been screened in festivals worldwide, including Cork, East London, North Carolina, New Jersey, Maine and Galway. He is currently writing feature film scripts and comedy shows. He continues to produce short films and music videos.

Egomotion is an online film-making community based in Cork which exists to promote local film and video production. It also provides an online forum where members can meet each other, discuss ideas, and put together teams for film production. Egomotion also produces short films, and has an excellent record on the global film festival circuit, having films shown in Cannes, Nevermore (U.S.A.), East London Film festival, Cork Film Festival, Galway Film Festival, Waterford Film Festival and many more.

You can check out www.egomotion.netwww.seanbreathnach.com and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3810124/ for more or check out the trailers for both films below:

Cork Cineclub Kicks off!

Hey everyone,
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. 

egomotion: Screener and Meet n’Greet!

It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally managed to get off our backsides and hold a screening night! With a selection of private first time screenings including…

by Fiona O’Riordan

Séan Le Sléan
By Sean Breathnach

By Mark cogan

by Damien McCarthy

By Fiona O’Riordan, Gemma McCarthy, Hayret Abdula and James Sullivan

Driving Test
By Sean Breathnach


Pork Pies
by  Daniel O’Connell

The Screening Takes Place at 7.30pm sharp on Tuesday 26th May at The Triskel Arts Centre Tickets can be purchased on the night for €5. Cover charge will cover cost of the room.   There should be a good crowd there and I know lots of people have projects they would like to discuss with fellow filmmakers.

Directors will be there on the night to take any questions.

UPDATE NOTE: Tickets are Limited to 90 seats and I’ve already been asked to reserve 40 so if you want to make sure you get a ticket and not be disappointed on the night you can reserve them by sending me an email to

Rock with Your Cork Out @ CIT Arts week !!

Rock with your Cork out! logoOn the 24th of March The Short (27min) version of Rock with your Cork Out will be screened in the Rory Gallagher theatre in CIT as part of the events that evening kicking off at 6pm


For bands and musicians in Cork, we have a special screening of this acclaimed documentary, followed by a music industry discussion with some of the leading names in the business.

Presented by CIT Music Society supported by ArtsFest.

Special guests will include:

Donal Gallagher : Strange Music

Maurice Byrne : Sony BMG

Ashley Keating : The Frank and Walters

book tickets here (free):


Story land votes go live today!

Story land votes go live today!

storylandFor all of those budding filmmakers that applied to storyland for funding this year and got knocked back, you can now see the shorts that got through and vote.

Many egomotion members had submitted ideas to storyland, which is a pilot web-isode scheme run by RTE, some went on to the next round some got knocked back straight away.  It might be interesting to see which films did get the funding so here is a list of all the ones that did…

The ten finalist to have their episodes aired are; ‘Morbid & Sons’ (Moocow Productions); ‘Jenny Was a Friend of Mine’ (Sreenworks); ‘Hardy Bucks’ (Hardy Productions); ‘Happyslapper’ (Screenworks); ‘Sullybags’ (Vico Films); ‘Chez Spuds’ (Igloo Films); ‘Psych Ward (Blinder Films); ‘What Does Joe Know?’ (Fastnet Films); ‘Rental Boys’ (Mixed Bag Media) and ‘Running Low’ (Happy Endings Productions).

Voting opens today at :www.rte.ie/storyland/

Its great to be bitter! Why not give it a go today!