In Development: Principal photography wraps on Solitaire

Principal photography has wrapped on the newest short film from energetic and creative director Gerard Walsh. Titled Solitaire, the film tackles loneliness and solitude through the perspective of a 50 something woman as she deals with the mundane nature of her life and friends.

The only morsel of happiness she can conjure up is when her son comes to visit but that’s a rarity. Something needs to change for this single mother whose only son has fled the best a long time ago.

[quote style=’1′ title=’Gerard Walsh’]I chose this story as my next film because I think this perspective is rarely tackled in this medium. I grew up seeing people in this kind of situation and I have always been interested to know how they cope or if they do. I hope I have done it justice but only time will tell.[/quote]

The cast includes Sarah Jane Lynch, Gareth Higgins, Andie McCaffrey Byrne, and Rex Ryan. Sarah and Gareth are first timers, but Walsh met them and knew they could play these roles better than anyone he could find in a casting audition.

[quote style=’1′ title=’Gerard Walsh’]They nailed it and I’m super happy with my choices. Everyone did an amazing job on this film, I just hope they all get a chance to be seen. Our crew was pretty minimal, I’m a big fan of a small crew.[/quote]

This crew consisted of Walsh as writer/director/editor, Patrick O’Connor as Composer, John Redmond as Cinematographer, Hannah Sullivan as Make Up Artist, and Adam as Sound Operator.

Walsh has an initial edit together already, after shooting for two days over the weeked. So expect to see this hitting festivals really soon. A master of low budget film-making he made a feature last year for just €450. That film, A Day Like Today, played the IndieCork festival and went down a treat.

Solitaire (2015)

Gerard Walsh
Gerard Walsh
Sarah-Jane Lynch, Gareth Higgins, Andie McCaffrey Byrne, Rex Ryan
Solitaire takes a look at Pamela. a woman in her early 50s, as she struggles with an unfulfilled life.
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