Irish short film ‘A House of Cards’ has entered post-production after a three-day shoot in Dublin. Director Jordan Ballantine (Spare Change?) is currently editing the short with cinematographer Kenneth Adams working on colour correction. Enda Roche is mixing the sound.
The short is expected to be 15 minutes-long upon completion, with a rough cut ready just in time for the Galway Film Fleadh deadline this Friday (May 11).
‘A House of Cards’ tells the story of a family struggling to come to terms with their mother’s illness when they all come together for a family reunion.
The script was written by Mark McCabe (Sin é) and Eddie Jackson (Promised Land). Alice O’Toole was executive producer. Vivienne Conroy and Danielle Carter provided the makeup on set.
Filming took place at a 19th century stone manor house in Celbridge, over what director/editor Ballantine describes as a “very hectic three days”. The short was shot using a Canon 5D camera.
IFTA Award-winner Brendan Conroy (Kings) stars, with Rachel Pilkington (The Clinic), Niamh Shaw (Dorothy Mills), Steve Hartland (The Importance Of Being Whatever) and Amy Kirwan (Eamon), who also has a role in upcoming BBC comedy ‘Vexed’, all featuring alongside him.
Ballantine said of the shoot: “It was a pleasure to work with everyone. I’m very optimistic about the film. I’m looking forward to festival season.”
‘A House of Cards’ will be submitted to festivals worldwide after its completion. In the meantime, Ballantine and the rest of the crew are hopeful it will be chosen to screen at the Galway Film Fleadh this July.