An Mhallacht

#Fleadh17: An Mhallacht to bring the curse of Mayo to the 29th Galway Film Fleadh

StationHouse Media and director Cóilín Ó Scólaí’s Irish language short dark comedy An Mhallacht is an Official Selection at the upcoming 29th Galway Film Fleadh this July.

Mayo are once again in the GAA All Ireland Final: Dr Donal Green has his loyalties tested when he discovers that one of his comatose patients is the last living player from the infamous cursed Mayo team of 1951…

This dark comedy short revolves around two brothers and how the Mayo GAA Curse of 1951 affects their daily lives – pushing them to the point where they go against all they believe to be true.

An Mhallacht

The cast includes TV and film actors Seamus Hughes, Marcus Lamb, Peadar O Treasaigh, Peadar Cox, Yvonne Ni Laife, and Aindrias De Staic.

Filmed on location in the West of Ireland, the script was written by Antoin Beag Ó Colla, who has written for TV’s Red Rock, Des Bishop’s This is Ireland and also wrote the script for the multi-award-winning short film Rúbaí.

An Mhallacht
Priest (Aindrias De Staic) Opening scene. Mourners and coffin led by priest. Car speeds by. Photo Andy Newman

An Mhallacht was directed by Cóilín Ó Scólaí, with Colm Hogan as DOP, the score was produced by Sean Reynolds, with John Talbot of Panic Post Production on grade and special effects. This short has been produced by James Ryan of StationHouse Media and received funding by the Dingle International Film Festival through their Físín Award.

An Mhallacht premiered at this year’s Dingle International Film Festival in Kerry, opening for Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture. It just won the ‘Grand Prix’ award at the Oddalenia Dublin Film Festival and has also been selected for the Sleeping Giants and Underground Cinema film festivals later in the summer.

Details of all future screenings and events can be found via the film’s Facebook page.


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