A new short film collaboration between director Dave Tynan and choreographer Oona Doherty has just been released online. Filmed earlier this year in Belfast, A Concrete Song is born of the original poem by Oona Doherty which has inspired her Hard to be Soft performance series.
The film features choreography and performance by Doherty and was filmed by Hugh O’Conor. The short was produced by Dawn Mac Allister, with editor Ross Bradshaw, score by David Holmes, sound mixing by Will Farrell, colour by Dave Hughes, and design by Ronan Dillon.
Tynan’s first feature film, Dublin Oldschool will be released in 2018.
The next project from Oona Doherty is Hard To Be Soft: A Belfast Prayer. Co-commissioned by Prime Cut Productions, Belfast International Arts Festival, Dublin Dance Festival and the Abbey Theatre, Hard To Be Soft is generously supported by The British Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Major Individual Artist award, an accolade presented to Doherty by ACNI in 2016 and the most prestigious individual award bestowed by the agency.