#IrishFilm: A look at Abraham Tarrush’s short film Proposal

Proposal is a short film by writer/director Abraham Tarrush, and cinematographer Ismael Diarra, with production by James Galvin and Casey Jones. The film was shot in a single take.

Proposal is the story of how David (Paul Dodd) finds his best friend Robyn (Sophie Merry) hiding away in a bedroom of the house where a party has just died down. Robyn explains her frustration. She has a plan. A big one. But is the right time? The right place? Luckily, David calms her concerns and convinces her to just go for it.


Proposal was filmed as part of the March on Film filmmaking contest in March 2016, where it received the award for Best Film 3rd Place. Since then it has gone on to screen at several festivals in Ireland and around Europe, including IndieCork and the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, the Exit6 Film Fest in London, and the One Take Film Festival in Zagreb, Croatia.

The film is currently in submission to several more festivals. The next screening will be part of the OIC Shorts Programme in the Lighthouse Cinema on Monday the 28th of November. Tickets are available here.


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