Check out Heartbreak, a wonderful new short film from Irish filmmaker Dave Tynan.
Heartbreak is a spoken word film originally commissioned by the Irish theatre company ThisisPopBaby for their award winning stage show RIOT.¬† Director Dave Tynan talks about seeing it for the first time: “I‚Äôd worked with Emmet previously but was blown away by his writing and performance of¬†Heartbreak in the play RIOT¬†during the Fringe Festival. Everyone in that tent felt the power of it and it‚Äôs been a privilege to turn it into a film and bring it to a wider audience.‚Äù
Dave and Emmet previously worked together on the viral sensation¬†Just Saying¬†written by Dave and performed by Emmet. This time around Dave worked with Emmet’s words.¬† For the film adaptation, Dave cast actor Jordanne Jones (Rebellion, I Used To Live Here) to embody the lead role from the poem. Jordanne was joined by a cast including Deirdre Molloy (Adam and Paul, Happy Ever Afters) and others on a three-day shoot in Dublin just before Christmas.
Cinematography comes from JJ Rolfe, with production design by Mark Kelly, and editing by¬†Michael Donnelly V. Liam Ryan,¬†Dave Leahy, and Michael Donnelly V produce, with¬†Bob McKeon as associate producer.
Emmet Kirwan‚Äôs play¬†Dublin Oldschool¬†which he performs with Ian Lloyd Anderson, goes on tour in the next week¬†including The National in London before returning to Dublin for dates in The Project and The Civic Theatre. Emmet and Dave are currently developing the play into a feature film they hope to shoot before the end of the year.