Films

After The Dance

Director: Daisy Asquith
After the Dance Running Time: 90mins
Year: 2015

Veteran British television documentary filmmaker Daisy Asquith digs deep into her family roots in her new film concerning a decades-old secret involving her mother being born out of wedlock and given up for adoption. After the Dance is a deeply personal film that is still causing shame and outrage in an insulated village in County Clare, Ireland Trailer

Glassland

Director: Gerard Barrett
Running Time: 90mins
Glassland Year: 2014

In a desperate bid to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. But will John be prepared to act when the time comes knowing that whatever he diecides to do, his and his family's lives will be changed forever. One of the most critically lauded films at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Glassland garnered raves for its two leads, Toni Collette and Jack Reynor, the latter's performance earning him a Special Jury Prize. Trailer.

One Million Dubliners

Director: Aoife Kellegher
Running Time: 80mins
Glassland Year: 2014

Glasnevin Cemetery is the final resting place of 1.5 million souls; it is Ireland's national necropolis. One MIllion Dubliners reveals the often unspoken stories of ritual, loss, redemption, emotion, history - and the business of death. But this is really a film about life: the Saint Valentine's Day rush in the florists; the American visitors eagerly searching for Irish ancestors; lost and longed for love; discovery and bereavement; earthy gravediggers and musicians in celebration. Above all, it's the story of an immensely engaging Tour Guide shepherding his charges - and us - through the headstones and monuments, through opinions and beliefs. Often humorous, always affecting, One Million Dubliners explores life, death and the afterlife, and ends in a way that will stay with you forever. Winner Best Irish Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh, voted Best Irish Film of 2014 by readers of The Irish Times Trailer.

It Came From Connemara

Director: Brian Reddin
Running Time: 62mins
It Came From Connemara Year: 2014

In the mid 1990's, Roger Corman, the legendary Hollywood B movie producer, opened a production studio in the west of Ireland. This is the man who launched the directorial careers of Coppola, Scorsese and Jonathan Demme, as well as introducing the world to Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper and Robert De Niro. Over 5 years Corman's Irish company produced 20 feature films, with a largely Irish crew and a cast of Irish and Hollywood actors. This film captrues the manic mayhem, controversy and behind the scenes shenanigans that came from Connemara during those five gloriously guresome years. Trailer.

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man

Director: Sé Merry Doyle
Running Time: 90mins
John Ford Year: 2010

When it was released The Quiet Man became a monster hit all across the world and won Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Its impact went way beyond the Irish Diaspora and it has resonated with international audiences for over 50 years now. Narrated by Gabriel Byrne, this documentary delves into the psyce of John Ford and his twenty year struggle to bring his homage to his parent's homeland to the screen. Featuring interviews with Martin Scorsese, Peter Bogdanovich, Jim Sheridan, William Dowling, and Joe McBride.Trailer and Website.

Patrick's Day

Director: Terry McMahon
Running Time: 86mins
Patrick's Day Year:2014

Patrick, a warm twenty-six year old virgin schizophrenic, falls in love with Karen who has no idea where their relationship will lead. Patrick's obsessive mother, Maura, tries everything to pull them apart in this provocative and heart-warming love story about the right to intimacy for everyone. When it comes to love, we're all a little crazy! With Kerry Fox, Moe Dunford, Philip Jackson, Catherine Walker. Winner Best Film Galway Film Fleadh, Best Narrative Feature, Best Editing and Best Cinematography at Woodstock Film Festival, Shooting Star Award for Moe Dunford at Berlin Film Festival. trailer and website.


Céad Ghrá (First Love)

Director: Brian Deane
Running Time: 11mins

Two best friends set out on a quest in pursuit of their first crush. Winner Best Irish Short at the GAZE Film Festival 2015 Trailer.

ROAD

ROAD

Directors: Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery
Running Time: 102mins
Year: 2014

Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD tells the extraordinary, heartbreaking and adrenaline-fueled tale of two generations of a family united by loss and success. Motorcycle road racing is the most dangerous of all motor sports. A sport in which men compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads. Roads that on any other day service cars, buses, tractors. Roads that are lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls. Unforgiving obstacles when struck by the human body. Ireland and the Isle of Man are two of the few places in the world where the sport still survives. This homage to road racing and its quiet local heroes, Joey and Robert Dunlop, and Robert's sons William and Michael, features stunning action and candid race-day scenes. Trailer.


Boogaloo and Graham

Director: Michael Lennox
Running Time: 15mins

Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Winnter BAFTA Short Film Award, 2015 Academy Award nomination Best Short Film. Trailer.

Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore
Running Time: 93mins
Year: 2014

Song of the Sea

The stunning new Acadmey-Award nominated film from the director of The Secret of Kells. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, Song of the Sea tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse's powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic. With David Rawle, Brendan Gleeson, Lisa Hannigan and Fionnula Flanagan. Winner Best Irish Feature Film at Galway Film Fleadh, Best Film IFTA, Grand Prize at the Tokyo Anime Award Festival, Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Animation 2015. Trailer.

Short Films:

The Suffering Kind

Director: Kevin Liddy
Running Time: 27mins

Michael Hannan, a sanitation worker in the town of Newburgh, upstate New York, who, recently sober, is getting through the days as best he can. Winner Spirit of IndieCork Award. Trailer.

The Weather Report

Director: Paul Murphy
Running Time: 5mins

A mysterious phone call which questions a routine weather report by Lighthouse Keeper Ted Sweeney leads his wife Maureen to question more than just the weather report.

The Abandoning

Director: Vanessa Gildea
Running Time: 17mins

The Abandoning is a film about the memory of a house where the past and present are not separate places. Winner Best Short Film, Sky Road Film Festival. Trailer.

Anywhere But Here

Director: John Hayes
Running Time: 21mins

Falling in love changes everything, James' only friend is a crab called Bernard until electric city kid Stacey arrives and turns his world upside down. Winner Grand Prix Irish Short at Cork Film Festival.

Shoot

Director: Rory Conway
Running Time: 5mins

An assassination attempt on a president is serendipitously foiled by a pigeon. Winner Royal Television Society Student Televison Award.

The Swing

Director: Damien Dunne
Running Time: 13mins

A coming of age story about two young brothers who find themselves in a perilous situation that kicks up memories of their past. Winner Best First Short at Galway Film Fleadh 2014.