PROGRAMME 8 'Best of Mayo' - Sunday 27th February 16.00pm

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THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

(9.00 MINS, IRELAND, ANIMATION)

***WORLD PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: YUSSEF ABD-ELFADEL

PRODUCED BY: TOM HUGHES

WRITTEN BY: TOM HUGHES

“This animated short is a truthful interpretation of an actual occurrence; the story of the famous 52 Hertz Whale. This solitary whale has been swimming for decades through vast oceans singing in a unique frequency of 52 hertz, a frequency no other whale can hear.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Producer Tom Hughes lives in Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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GETTING IN

(9.18 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION) 
DIRECTED BY: RICHARD KEANEY
PRODUCED BY: SONYA DEEGAN, RICHARD KEANEY
WRITTEN BY: KEN ARMSTRONG

"When his son is turned away from his favourite band's gig for being underage, a father is committed to getting him in one way or another.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Written by Mayo-based writer Ken Armstrong.

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BE POSITIVE

(8.56 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: BRIAN DURCAN
PRODUCED BY: EMER GANNON, BRIAN DURCAN
WRITTEN BY: BRIAN DURCAN, T.C DE WITT

"Be Positive is a romantic comedy about a sad and unlucky man called Ben. From the moment he wakes up in the morning, he is treated to a serious of misfortunate events. He feels that his day is unsalvageable, until by chance he gets a message to “Be Positive”.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Shot in Westport, Co. Mayo. Director/Co-Writer/Co-Producer Brian Durcan is from, and currently living in, Westport, Co. Mayo. Co-Producer Emer Gannon is from, and currently living in, Westport, Co. Mayo

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THESE MIGHTY BEASTS

(10.58 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION) 

***WORLD PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: CULLAN NHARA FITZGERALD

PRODUCED BY: CULLAN NHARA FITZGERALD, FINLAY WAY, BETHAN HARRISON

WRITTEN BY: CULLAN NHARA FITZGERALD

"'These Mighty Beasts' follows a musician as he reflects on a testing time in his life. Exploring themes of bi-racial identity, fatherhood, ambition and failure.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Director/Co-Producer Cullan Nhara FitzGerald is based in Co. Mayo

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SELENE

(4.00 MINS, IRELAND, ANIMATION)

***WORLD PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: CE'NEDRA CULLEN O'BRIEN

PRODUCED BY: BEN GANNON, CE'NEDRA CULLEN O'BRIEN

WRITTEN BY: CE'NEDRA CULLEN O'BRIEN

“'Selene' is a 2D, frame by frame Animated Chiller based on the number 19. The Metonic cycle or enneadecaeteris (from Ancient Greek, meaning: "nineteen") is a period of 19 years after which the phases of the moon recur on the same day of the year. 19 Angels are also said to guard the Gates to Hell. This short horror film is focused primarily on the Moon Goddess; Selene.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Director/Producer/Lead Animator Ce'Nedra Cullen O'Brien is from, and currently living in, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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YOU'VE GOT MAIL

(7.00 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION) 

***WORLD PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: CATHAL MAC REAMOINN

PRODUCED BY: CATHAL MAC REAMOINN

WRITTEN BY: CATHAL MAC REAMOINN, JACK O HIGGINS

“Declan tries to get a date by leaving the perfect voicemail, with hilarious and heart breaking results. Trying again and again to capture the perfect voicemail, but this proves more difficult than Declan thought.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Director/Producer/Co-Writer Cathal Mac Reamoinn from Murrisk, Co. Mayo

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DISCONTENT

(10.03 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: TONY O'DONNELL
PRODUCED BY: TONY O'DONNELL
WRITTEN BY: TONY O'DONNELL

“A woman's conversation with a therapist after her husband has been found innocent of child abuse. How has this affected her relationship with her husband and their young daughter?”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Director Tony O'Donnell lives in Mayo. Film also shot in Mayo.

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THE TIME MACHINE

(2.22 MINS, IRELAND, ANIMATION) 

***IRISH PREMIERE***

DIRECTED BY: MAX F.D'ERAMO

WRITTEN BY: MAX F.D'ERAMO

“Mr. Capri, a stubborn 5th class teacher who refuses to believe the children’s time machine works is told by one of his colleagues that it does indeed work having comforted a teacher walking past his room. Once he enters the cardboard box machine he is confident it was everyone just playing along with a children’s silly box. However, the audience soon after realises he was not as right as he originally thought.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Director Max F.D'Eramo lives in Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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ARA...SPEAKERS

(11.47 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION) 
DIRECTED BY: GERARD FAHERTY
PRODUCED BY: GERARD FAHERTY
WRITTEN BY: GERARD FAHERTY

“Slacker Gerard has a hard time doing nothing in a short comedy set in Dublin.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer/Director Gerard Faherty is from Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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GIRL AND ROBOT

(11.55 MINS, IRELAND, ANIMATION)
DIRECTED BY: JOE LOFTUS
WRITTEN BY: JOE LOFTUS

'Girl and Robot' follows the story of a traumatized young girl who is chased across the desert by officers of the state. On her way, she meets a Robot who is afraid of being left alone. As the pursuers catch up, the Girl and the Robot must work together to survive.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Written & directed by Joe Loftus from Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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RIP TO THE RESCUE

(14.35 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: PAUDIE BAGGOTT
PRODUCED BY: SARAH BARR
WRITTEN BY: CIAN MCGARRIGLE

“In the post-apocalyptic Irish midlands an overconfident American jet pilot tries to rescue a beautiful young woman from her domineering Mammy - but 'round here - getting involved with family can be deadly.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Writer Cian McGarrigle is from Castlebar, Co. Mayo

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THE OCEAN FLOOR IS A GREEN WORLD

(5.00 MINS, IRELAND, DOCUMENTARY/EXPERIMENTAL) 
DIRECTED BY: JULES CHARLTON, RONAN CONCANNON
PRODUCED BY: JULES CHARLTON, RONAN CONCANNON

“Filmed in An Gaeltacht, the work seeks to interrogate our coastal landscapes - beaches, shores and cliffs - as epic dreamscapes out of which a new era of Irish positivity can emerge; places of wild imagination conjured up through Gaelic phraseology that link us to this island, its memories and our collective psyche.”

MAYO CONNECTION: Shot in Mayo

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AFTERLIFE

(14.39 MINS, IRELAND, LIVE-ACTION)
DIRECTED BY: DANIEL BUTLER
PRODUCED BY: MAGGIE RYAN
WRITTEN BY: MIKE HENEGHAN

“A dead man wakes to discover he's a vampire only to struggle to follow through with his dreams of escape. Afterlife is a dark supernatural comedy set in Clones, Co. Monaghan about a deadman who discovers he's a vampire and is persuaded to go through with his own wake in order to enjoy his 'afterlife.'”

MAYO CONNECTION: Written by Mayo writer Mike Heneghan