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Shorts Round Up: Manson Films Win in Italy, ‘Knockanure’ Wraps
12 Aug 2009 :
Two of Robert Manson’s short films win awards in Italy, whilst Gerard Barrett’s short ‘The Valley of Knockanure’ wraps principal photography in Co. Kerry.

‘The Silver Bow’ & ‘Time Passing’

Robert Manson’s two short films 'The Silver Bow' and 'Time Passing' have picked up two awards at The Salento Finibus Terrae in Italy. ‘The Silver Bow’ won Best Film in the ‘Very Short’ Film section while ‘Time Passing’ received the Jury award.

‘The Sliver Bow’ tells the story of a son who presents his father with a special Christmas present. Producer was Paul Curran whilst director of photography was Piers McGrail. The short features Joe McKinney, Cillian Harrison and Tara Breathnach.

‘Time Passing’ is produced by Adrienne Greenlagh, DOP’d by Luke Franklin and stars Bosco Hogan, Pat Laffan and Gail Fitzpatrick.

Robert, a graduate from the National Film School, Dun Laoghaire, attended the Italian festival and was delighted to receive the awards in person.

‘The Valley Of Knockanure’

Principal photography has wrapped on the short film 'The Valley Of Knockanure'. Shot in Kerry on numerous locations including Caherdaniel, Duagh, Lyre and Knockanure, the film, set in 1921, tells the story of three young men who were walking home from a mission in Athea and were attacked by British Forces during the troubles.

Written and directed by Gerard Barrett, the cast includes David Coakley (The Tudors), Gerard Kearney (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Liam Burke (City Of Ember), Jack Lowe (The Farm) and newcomer Ryan Sheppard.

Director of Photography was Barra O' Connell and 1stAD was Dinny Carroll. The film was shot on Red One and HD.



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