In the wake of screenings at home and abroad, and having recently being acquired by InFlight for AerLingus, Jason Branagan’s short film Jaffa has been released online. Within a day of being released through Vimeo the film was featured on the streaming platforms narrative category.
The film tells the story of a young man who learns he can’t have children and struggles to come to terms with his new reality while trying to find a way to break the news to his girlfriend.
Written and directed by Branagan and produced by Roisin O’Brien, the film stars Danny Mahony (End of Sentence) and Aoife Honohan (The Ladies). The film was shot by Cinematographer Noel Greene.
Jaffa marks the third time that writer/director Branagan has teamed with actor, Danny Mahony. The pair first worked together on the micro-budget feature Shoebox Memories, after which they filmed the award-winning short film Transitory.
The team behind the film have decided to make the film available for free in the hopes that it sparks a conversation about the very thing that it deals with – male infertility. The subject itself still carries a stigma, but recent studies have examined the incidence of male infertility around the globe and it concluded that 15% of couples, amounting to 48.5 million couples, are affected by infertility and in 50% of cases the male partner has a fertility problem.
We hope that by sharing this film, we can highlight that infertility is something that affects men, statistically as much as women.
Jay Branagan, Writer/Director
Jaffa is available to watch exclusively on Vimeo.