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The Flats

“My aim was not to make a ‘political’ film, you know, but just to see the consequences of trauma… I thought, if we could get to the bottom of that, maybe it could represent the long-term consequences of many other wars as well.” Alessandra Celesia (Irish News Interview) An elderly man struggles to drag a …

NI Film Scoring Summer School

1st – 6th July 2024   Ulster University with Dumbworld Presents… The NI FILM SCORING SUMMER SCHOOL is specifically designed for early career musicians and composers looking to develop their music composition and technology skills in writing music for screen (film, games, TV, etc). The week will consist of workshops, seminars, and tutorials that focus …

Shee

We follow couple Shee and Magnus as they deal with the aftermath of an unexpected pregnancy and negotiate the questions and rifts this brings into their relationship. With same-sex adoption currently illegal in their home in Kenya they must decide whether they should go ahead with the pregnancy as this may be their only chance …

Cá a ndeachaigh mé? (Where am i going?)

“Cá a ndeachaigh mé?” is a 16mm experimental film that delves into how emigration can transform our sense of self, sometimes requiring us to leave not only our home geographically but also linguistically. The film follows a young couple’s emotional journey from the countryside of Donegal to Glasgow, as they navigate new cultural landscapes. Through …

Stop These Games

A collaboration with the Art of Music Foundation and White Rhino Films to make a new audio-visual piece, commissioned by the British Council for The Climate Connection. The impact on climate change, human health, and the environment is severe. Plastic waste meant for recycling has piled up in dumps in Kenyan cities. In spite of the world’s toughest …

Good Boy

SYNOPSIS ALICE (50), terminally ill from lung cancer desperately wants to meet her son (MARK, 32), whom she gave up for adoption as a baby, before her death. Recognising him in a newspaper article, she visits his seaside town with her only companion, a Red Setter. Mark’s career as a doctor has flourished to the …

The Dissenter

SYNOPSIS EMMA (15) feels that her mother, ROSIE (43), does not love her. Mother and daughter are tied to one another and there is discord. Emma wants and needs love but she no longer believes that she will get it, so she dissents. The Dissenter maps out a passive aggressive dual between a mother who …

To Do List

This opera film captures a short moment in the life of Morris, a confused and depressed man in his early thirties, as he prowls around his bedroom writing yet another ‘to do list’ while in the next room, his mother worries about him and remembers what a nice boy he used to be.

Behold the Lamb

In an attempt to save the neck of his junkie son Joe, Eddie (Nigel O’Neill) agrees to do a mysterious pick up with the help of Joe’s girlfriend Liz (Aoife Duffin). The two head off across mid Ulster and eventually find themselves in possession of a lamb. En-route they fumble their way through a series of comic, tragic and …

The Bookseller of Belfast

The staircases of John Clancy’s terraced house are filled with hundreds of unsold volumes like a Noah’s Ark of Knowledge telling the stories of a city that has known stormier times. Accompanied by a dyslexic, opera-loving punk the Bookseller of Belfast treads a new path through the pages yellowed by time and cigarette smoke. Awarding …