Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board have announce details of the successful projects selected for their AFTER ‘16 short film programme.

AFTER ’16 is a once-off initiative which will commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916 and how the events of Easter Sunday and beyond forged the landscape of the century that followed.

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) invited  filmmakers to give their response to 1916 and the hundred years since. They asked for stories, both fact and fiction, which illuminate, surprise and even provoke Рon the wide subject of 1916 and what it has left in its wake.

Nine short film projects in total will be funded by this once off scheme.

The successful fiction projects are:

  • A Terrible Hullabaloo, directed by Ben O’Connor, written by Aoife Noonan and produced by Bob Gallagher, for Bowsie Workshop.
  • Goodbye, Darling, to be directed by Maria Elena Doyle, written by Alex Barclay and produced by Fiona Kinsella for Jumper Productions.
  • My Life for Ireland, to be directed by Kieron J Walsh, written by Pat McDonnell and produced by Damien O Donnell for Suitable Films.
  • The Cherishing, to be written and directed by Dave Tynan and produced by Dave Leahy for Warrior Films.
  • The Party, to be directed by Andrea Harkin, written by Conor O Neill and produced by Emmet Fleming for Fleming Creative.

The successful non-fiction projects are:

  • A Father’s Letter, to be directed by Joseph Dolan, written by Sinead McCoole and produced by Niamh Heery for Swansong Films.
  • Baring Arms, to be written and directed by Colm Quinn and produced by David Clarke for El Zorrero Films.
  • Mr Yeats and the Beastly Coins, to be directed by Niamh Guckian, written and produced by Ann Marie Hourihane.
  • Granite and Chalk, to be directed by Stephen McNally and Patrick Hodgins. It will be written and produced by Naomi O Leary, for NaoimCo.

We will bring you more news from the production of each of these in the run-up to the 2016 celebrations. Congratulations to all of those selected, and commiserations to those that were not.

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