Irish short film, A Day For The Fire, on the tragic theme of suicide in modern Ireland and features Jonathan Ryan (Patriot Games) and Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables), will be screened on RTÉ2 Shortscreen at midnight tonight.

The film sees a man return to his native village after a twenty year exile. He meets another man in a rural pub who reveals during a brief conversation that his son has taken his own life. The casual admission of this tragedy shocks the viewer into the realization that even in such an idyllic landscape the pressures of modern life can take their toll.

A Day For The Fire was shot by acclaimed cinematographer Seamus Deasy, with a score from Hollywood composer Patrick Cassidy. The film is written and directed by Maurice O’Callaghan (Broken Harvest).

This TV appearance follows international screenings at festivals such as Palm Springs, Savannah, Boston, Cork, Fastnet, and in Los Angeles in contention for the 2013 Oscar longlist. The film has played in selected cinemas in Ireland throughout 2014 and 2015 and may also be viewed on Youtube.

The story was first broadcast on the RTE radio, Francis McManus short story series in 2001, read by the Irish actor, Patrick Bergin.

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