On Thursday February 26th the Underground Cinema Short Film screenings return to Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, with a host of Irish and international shorts.

Every month Underground Cinema screens an incredible selection of Irish and international short film in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, offering lesser known Irish and international filmmakers a chance to see their work come to life on the silver screen.

The event kicks off in the Laurel Suite of the Royal Marine Hotel at 8pm, with admission €6.00.

Here’s a selection of the Irish films that will be shown.

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Acceptance (2015)

Director
Christian Daly
Producer
Writer
Genres
Runtime
Actors
Sophia Daly Keogh, Silvia Napoleoni
Overview
Acceptance tells the story about grieving and departure. It is December and Emily and her mother have lost their husband/father. Emily hopes her mother will break from her stage of depression and move to the final stage Acceptance...
Not rated yet!
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Ballgag (2012)

Director
Conor Hooper, Emily Murray
Producer
Shaun Leonard
Writer
Shaun Leonard
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Runtime
0 h 09 min
Actors
Lisa Daly, Eimear Durnin, Nikolas Fitzgerald
Overview
A lowly office clerk finds it hard to make connections...because he has a ballgag constantly affixed to his face.
Not rated yet!
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Barty Carty

Director
John McGovern
Producer
John McGovern
Writer
John McGovern
Genres
Runtime
0 h 13 min
Actors
Tim Casey
Overview
Barty Carty is the school principal at St. Bridget's, a rural parish somewhere in Ireland. His passion for chess is out of proportion with social norms, and he longs for the glory days of yesteryear when his school was a shining light amongst chess communities in Ireland.
Not rated yet!
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Car Trouble (2013)

Director
Eric Courtney
Producer
Richard Kearney
Writer
Richard Kearney, Eric Courtney
Genres
Drama, Horror
Runtime
0 h 07 min
Actors
Brian Fortune, Eilish Rafferty
Overview
When a young woman’s car breaks down in the middle of a rural area, she accepts a lift from a man who offers to help. On their journey, an eerie atmosphere leads to a frightening result.
Not rated yet!
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Citizen Vader (2014)

Director
Aidan Duffy
Producer
Writer
Aidan Duffy
Genres
Fantasy
Runtime
0 h 05 min
Actors
Aidan Duffy
Overview
A lonely widower stalks his deserted mansion, gloomily contemplating ending his own life. His last word may hold the key to what has sent him down this dark path in this affectionate spoof of Orson Welles' Citizen Kane and George Lucas' Star Wars saga.
Not rated yet!
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Dead Air

Director
Enda O'Dowd
Producer
Writer
Genres
Runtime
Actors
Overview
Two years after a zombie outbreak, and zombies corpses can be returned for profit. The zombies have become the hunted. The humans, the hunters... There's money in murder.
Not rated yet!
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The Deep Web (2014)

Director
Stephen Gaffney
Producer
Danielle Barton
Writer
Stephen Gaffney
Genres
Thriller
Runtime
0 h 08 min
Actors
George Bracebridge, Erica Keegan, Megan O'Reilly
Overview
The Deep Web follows Andy, a child killer who uses internet chat rooms posing as a teenager in order to find his next victim.
Not rated yet!
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Gun Down

Director
Nigel O'Brien, Martin Cassidy
Producer
Martin Cassidy, Barry Fahy, Nigel O’Brien, Kevin McGuire
Writer
Martin Cassidy
Genres
Thriller
Runtime
0 h 07 min
Actors
Philip P Coffey, Kenny Gaughan
Overview
Ever had a bad day at work? Who hasn't. For one young man - a career burglar - every day seems to be a bad day at work. And today is no exception.
Not rated yet!
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Harry/Irene (2014)

Director
Andrew Flaherty
Producer
Writer
David Boyle
Genres
Drama
Runtime
0 h 06 min
Actors
Steve Hartland, Breid Morris, Val O'Donnell
Overview
Harry and Irene live a tough life but there is hope, there is always hope with love.
Not rated yet!
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Open Mic (2014)

Director
Simon O'Neill
Producer
Simon O'Neill, Samia Rida
Writer
Simon O'Neill
Genres
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
0 h 13 min
Actors
Edward Dogliani, Samia Rida
Overview
In the cutthroat world of stand up comedy, comedian Rachel Brooke gets a lucky break. Open Mic is set amongst the small clubs & seedy bars of the always competitive London comedy circuit.
Not rated yet!
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This Old Rag (2013)

Director
Ger Browne
Producer
Ger Browne
Writer
Ger Browne
Genres
Documentary
Runtime
Actors
Sarah Commane, Martin Lucey
Overview
A Documentary focusing on a series of mini character portraits of people from various backgrounds, exploring what fashion is to them and their attachment to a particular item of clothing in their wardrobe.
Not rated yet!
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