Award-winning short film Swerve has just been released online. Swerve is a crime comedy about a deadly game where it’s every man for himself as a group of ambitious criminals do battle for a mysterious bag. This game has been going on for as long as anyone in the criminal underworld can remember. If you play, you play to win. If you lose, you die. But the question is, what’s in the bag?
Swerve won best Short Film at the 2015 Underground Cinema Film Festival and has just finished a festival run where it has screened all over the world.
The cast of the Swerve includes Ed Murphy, David Thompson, John Doran, Peter McGann, John Morton, Stephen Colfer, Niall Sheehy, Paul Young, James McHale, Brendan Corcoran, Ger Cody, Joe Cleere, Niall Morrissey, Ken McGuire, Niamh Moyles, and Adrian Kavanagh.
The film is directed by Ross Costigan and written by John Morton. It was produced by Alan Slattery for Mycrofilms and has an original score from Moses Moorhouse. The making of Swerve was supported by Artlinks. It was shot entirely on location in Kilkenny City
Previous short movies from Mycrofilms include John Morton’s Daffney Molloy and Other Catastrophes (Chicago Irish Film Festival/Indie Cork) Hot Water Bottle (Cork Film Festival) and Terrence White’s Baby Love which played numerous national and international film festivals.