#IrishShort: Pedestrian Crossing, Colin Murnane’s recasting of Panti’s Nobel Call has its final crossing
Pedestrian Crossinghas strolled all over the world for the last year and a half – from the National Gallery in Melbourne to Harvard, from Schull to L.A., from Clare Island to Montreal, and from Seattle to Leicester Square, where it opened for the anniversary screening of Breakfast On Pluto.
On its journey the film picked up the Amnesty International Award for best short IOWF2015, and is now about to put its feet-up.
Following its appearance on Monday nights Shortscreen on RTE2, Pedestrian Crossing has been retired to the RTEplayer.
Pedestrian Crossing is a docu-drama by writer/director Colin Murnane, inspired by the Nobel Call delivered at The Abbey Theatre Dublin by Irish drag queen and gay rights campaigner Panti Bliss. The character is Pedestrian not Panti. His act of defiance is so mundane it should be unconsidered‚Ä¶ Yet we all consider him.
As director Colin Murnane says:
Thanks for the brains and balls of Rory O’Neill , Leo O’Kelly, and Terry McMahon. The little film had some legs.