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Shorts Round-Up: ‘One Ocean, No Limits’, ‘Unfold’ and ‘Volkswagen Joe’
09 Apr 2014 : Aisling Newton
IFTN takes a look at Irish shorts making headlines around the world…

'One Ocean: No Limits'
Following on from its recent successful North American screenings at the 11th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival and the Boston Irish Film Festival, ‘One Ocean: No Limits’ will screen at the Newport Beach Film Festival on Saturday April 26, at 12.30pm. The 52min documentary follows a young Irish novice rower as he takes an unforgettable journey, rowing completely unassisted across the vast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados as part of a crew of only six people. The Irish title is the first documentary on the subject of the extreme sport of ocean rowing, however, at its core is a human interest story that charts the experiences of a group of strangers forced into an extraordinary situation in an enclosed space crossing an ocean.

The film was produced and directed by Sarah McCann, who also performed major camera and editing roles. The film was co-edited by John Murphy and the final sound mix and online/grading took place in Gorilla Post-Production. 'One Ocean: No Limits’ has been acquired upon completion for broadcast by RTE, TX date TBC.

A trailer for the short film can be viewed below:

One Ocean: No Limits Promo from Sarah McCann on Vimeo.

’Unfold’
Irish short film ‘Unfold’ has picked up the Best Cinematography award at the Queens World Film Festival in New York. Written and directed as part of their graduation piece at IADT Dun Laoghaire, Steven Daly (director) and Michael Gilbert (cinematographer) were spotted last year in Galway by Annette Insdorf, a Professor of Film Studies at Columbia University of Manhattan. “She has been campaigning for our film ever since and has been trying to get it viewed at different festivals,” said Daly. ‘Unfold’ stars Anthony Murphy, Janice Byrne and Catriona Loughlin in a story which centres on Mark, whose life has taken a turn for the worse and is doing everything he can to hide his problems from the world around him. His everyday goal is to blend in with society and appear ‘normal’, while also trying to find himself again and tap into a creativity he once had.

The 14min film was also nominated in the Best International Narrative Short category in New York. Daly, who attended the festival and collected the award on behalf of Gilbert, also attended the screening of ‘Unfold’ at the Chicago Irish Film Festival. ‘Unfold’ was edited by Daniel Powell and produced by Daly and Oisín O’Driscoll.

‘Volkswagen Joe’
Irish short ‘Volkswagen Joe’ has won its fourth award in four weeks at the 2014 Celtic Media Festival in Cornwall. The 30min drama received the Torc Prize for Best Short Drama at the festival shortly after receiving prizes in Boston, Chicago and Rome.

Starring Stuart Graham (Hunger, Made in Belfast) in the central role, ‘Volkswagen Joe’ is based on the play by the border playwright Brendan McCann with an adaptation by Matt Roche. The film explores the polarising of people and communities during "The Troubles” and was shot by Paddy Jordan, edited by Eamonn Cleary and directed by Brian Deane (Without Words). The film is set in 1981, when the hunger strikes divide the Catholics and Protestants in a border village in the north of Ireland. Caught in the middle is ‘Volkswagen Joe’, the popular mechanic for the vintage car club. An unwelcomed stranger visits Joe to force his neutral position to the sticking place. It was produced by Kevin McCann (The Boys of St.Columbs) and Anna O’Malley for Belturbet Drama Society and Technowolfe Films. It is the first film funded by the Peace III European Programme.

Other key members of the cast include John Delaney (Titanic, Blood & Steel), Janet Moran (Love/Hate, Breakfast on Pluto), Paddy Rocks (A Belfast Story, Game of Thrones), Matthew O Brien (Inside, Reasons to be silent) and Helen Roche (Roy, Deception).

A promo for ‘Volkswagen Joe’ can be viewed below:




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