Irish feature film ‘8.5 Hours’, produced by Instigator films, has recently wrapped filming and begun postproduction at the editing suites of Dublin company Tangerine.
Written and directed by Brian Lally, ‘8.5 Hours’ is an intense contemporary drama about one extraordinary day in the lives of four office workers in a software company in Dublin.
Each character has a life changing story which unfolds throughout their working day. The four leads are played by Jonathan Byrne, Lynette Callaghan, Victor Burke and Art Kearns and the film features a large supporting cast which includes Geraldine Plunkett.
Instigator Films was set up in 2004 by corporate film producer Brian Lally, and has produced many short films and music videos since its inception. ‘8.5 Hours’ is Lally’s first feature. It is independently produced, being filmed in Dublin over five weeks in February and March of this year. Cine Electric provided lighting for the shoot.
“‘8.5’ Hours is an engaging, challenging and thought-provoking film, touching on many issues about living and working in modern Dublin,” he says. “It is a multi-strand drama, similar in style to Paul Haggis’ ‘Crash’. The character’s stories criss-cross and interweave, and the script has lots of black humor.”
Executive producers Maria Hylton and Liam Moran directed and produced the short film 'The Couple' in 2005 which was shown in the Cork Film Festival and they run Morton Films. They are hoping for full theatre distribution of the movie, with a tour of the European festival circuit later this year.