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Short Film Roundup: 'Incompatible', 'Blink' and 'Keeping Time'
23 Jul 2013 : By Kevin Cronin
Irma Mali, Jordan-Lee McGrath and Sinéad O'Riordan, cast of 'Incompatible'.
In IFTN’s short films roundup, we take a look at Shane McCabe’s short sci-fi adventure ‘Incompatible’; ‘Blink’ which will premiere in Montreal; and Steve Woods’ ‘Keeping Time’ about the dance rituals of the Massai…

Sci-fi short ‘Incompatible screens in Dublin

Irish filmmaker Shane McCabe’s new ten minute sci-fi short ‘Incompatible’, which was shot on location in Clontarf, has now wrapped filming and will be submitted to film festivals in Europe and the US.

Mr McCabe’s last short ‘Lucky Escape’ was picked up Network Ireland Television for distribution and he is in talks for ‘Incompatible’ - which features actors Irma Mali, Jordan-Lee McGrath, Sinéad O’Riordan - to follow suit.

’Incompatible’ is set in the future and follows a Wall Street banker who is jailed on an abandoned planet and falls in love with a broken android, while his girlfriend struggles to rescue him.

Mr McCabe is also currently working on two feature projects ‘Red Tag’, a psychological drama, and ‘Probable Cause’, a supernatural thriller.

‘Blink’ for Montreal World Film Festival

Irish short ‘Blink’ has been selected to have its world premiere at the closing weekend of the Montreal World Film Festival, which runs from 22nd August to 2nd September.

The short is directed by Conor Maloney and written, produced and acted in by Gavin O’Connor (‘The Tudors’) and also produced by Tony Callaly for Cashmere Media.

The plot follows one man’s chance encounter with a woman which triggers repressed memories within his subconscious.

Cast members include Gavin O'Connor (‘The Tudors’), Roisin Murphy (‘What Richard Did’) and Luke Griffin (‘Band of Brothers’).

‘Keeping Time’ looks at Kenyan Massai dance

Director Steve Woods third short ‘Keeping Time’, which examines the dance traditions of Kenyan people the Massai, is currently in production and will be completed later this year.

The project, which was funded by the Arts Council through their Film Project Award, features the Massai dancing at the cairn tomb at Loughcrew in Meath - with bad Irish weather proving a particular challenge for the Kenyans.

In the short, their traditional dancing is contrasted with contemporary dance by choreographer Fernando Anuang'A, himself one of the Massai who lives for half of each year in France.

Mr Woods’ intention in making the film is to explore the past and present and examine how they often 'sit' together.


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