RTÉ Shortscreen features the best of Irish short films each Monday night on RTÉ2 and also makes each film available on RTÉ Player. This week ‘The Great Wide Open’ and ‘Looks Like Rain’ are included in the line-up.
Both of the above projects are 2014 winners of the Galway City of Film and RTÉ commission scheme, which is accepting entries for its 2017 round until Tuesday, January 31st.
For more information on this round see the link below.
David Crean, Drama Development Executive, RTÉ:
“The Short Film Scheme fits perfectly with RTÉ Drama’s strategy for uncovering and nurturing new writing, producing and directing talent. 2016 gave a great opportunity to Jacinta Owens and Cara Holmes and we’re excited about seeing a new, original short film in 2017.”
Ciarán Dooley’s ‘Great Wide Open’ aired yesterday, Monday January 9th at 11.50pm and will be available on RTÉ Player until Wednesday, February 8th.
The Great Wide Open tells the story of Etain and her grandfather and the summer she spends helping to make them both him & his derelict boat seaworthy again. John Kavanagh and Elena O’Connor star as the central duo with music score by Dublin based composer Stefan French and the film is produced by Mark Holland. The Great Wide Open was nominated for an IFTA Award in the Best Short Film category in 2016 and was thew inner of Best Cork Short at the 60th Cork Film Festival.
View ‘The Great Wide Open’ on RTÉ Player
Ben Conway’s ‘Looks Like Rain’ will screen next Monday, January 16th at 11.50pm. Looks Like Rain is set to the backdrop of the 1960’s, and tells the story of a boy’s banishment to the back yard as his mother races against the elements to get food on the table.
The film stars Aoibhinn McGinnity (Love/Hate) and Garrett Lombard (Pure Mule) and is directed by Kevin o’Farrell and produced by Dave Leahy and Liam Ryan for Warrior Films.
Other films currently available on RTÉ Player under Shortscreen:
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