SEODA Irish Short Films - Mary / Late Afternoon / The Swimmer / A Different Kind of Day / The Wiremen
Mary / Late Afternoon / The Swimmer / A Different Kind of Day / The Wiremen
Five recent Irish shortfilms from some of Ireland’s most adventurous filmmakers.
When youngster Charlie accidentally destroys the town’s beloved Virgin Mary statue, he does the only thing he can: frames his older brother.
'Mary' is directed by Shaun O’Connor, written by Jonathan Hughes and produced by Sharon Cronin of Character Films for Screen Ireland's Short Stories. Filmed in East Cork, and starring Luke O’Donoghue, Lee O’Donoghue, George Hanover, Cora Fenton and Mark O’Halloran
Emily is an elderly woman who lives between two states, the past and the present. She journeys into an inner world, reliving moments from her life and searching for a connection within her fragmented memories.
Late Afternoon is an Oscar nominated short film from Cartoon Saloon. Written and directed by Louise Bagnall and produced by Nuria González Blanco.
An Irish long-distance swimmer tries to make sense of his life one stroke at a time in the isolation of the cold Atlantic Ocean. Documentary on Stephen Redmond from West Cork who was the first person ever to complete the world famous ‘Ocean’s Seven’ challenge, consisting of seven long-distance channel swims.
Directed by Thomas Beug and featuring the poem, ‘A Swim in Co. Wicklow’ written and performed by the Irish poet Derek Mahon.
A Different Kind of Day
A random encounter between two young adults who have Down Syndrome and a group of youths has unexpected consequences which change the day for everyone.
Written and directed by Maria Doyle Kennedy.
When electricity is first introduced to the home of a rural Irish family, the boundaries between folklore and the real world begin to fray.
Written by Paul Cahill and directed by Jessica Patterson.
This event is just one of twenty five exciting events available as part of Culture Ireland’s SEODA festival, which can be viewed through Culture Ireland's YouTube Channel. Don’t miss this special 5 day festival running from 17-21 March 2021.
Culture Ireland’s Global Online Festival
SEODA is a five day festival running from 17-21 March, an ambitious online programme available through Culture Ireland's YouTube Channel to ensure Irish artists reach audiences worldwide, including the diaspora and new audiences where Irish artists may not have travelled previously. The festival is also available free online in Ireland.
The festival is entitled SEODA, meaning jewels, includes many of Ireland’s finest artists and companies and covers all art forms from architecture to visual arts.
Over the past year Culture Ireland has delivered on its remit to promote Irish artists worldwide through online presentation of artists. There is a heightened desire this year through SEODA to reach a global audience to the greatest extent possible, as in 2020 many artists had just reached international destinations but did not get to deliver performances over St Patrick’s Day period. In 2019 Culture Ireland supported 60 Irish acts to tour in the month of March and they reached 350,000 audience members in various venues around the world.