Irish comedy shorts programme of new films of 2017-2018. Weird, funny, awkward – the stories come from all parts of Ireland. You will dive into the magical world of cinema and backstage from the time when Kubrick came to Ireland to shoot a film (‘Kubrick by Candlelight’), you’ll fall in love with house plants (‘Fern’), will choose between a wife and a fridge (‘Mother’), and will finally learn to talk like a human (‘Wave’).
Kubrick by Candlelight
Director and Writer: David O’Reilly (guest of the festival)
Stars: Mark Lawrence, Brian Cox, Alan Curran
Duration: 17 min
A multi award winning romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of the Stanley Kubrick motion picture Barry Lyndon which shot in Southern Ireland in 1973.
Director and Writer: Johnny Kelly
Stars: Monica Dolan, Frank Bourke, Helena Jinx Jones
Duration: 6 min
After losing her husband a woman finds solace in a newly-formed friendship with a potted plant.
Directors: Benjamin Cleary, Tj O’Grady Peyton
Writer: Benjamin Cleary
Stars: Tj O’Grady Peyton, Emmet Kirwan, Tiny James
Duration: 14 min
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts from around the globe.
Director: Natasha Waugh
Writer: Jonathan Huges
Stars: Hilary Rose, Lochlann O’Mearáin, Andrea Kelly
Mother is a quirky, surrealist, mostly silent comedy that will lead you to question, just how necessary are you, to the ones you love? Grace is a hardworking mam with a perfectly happy family life. When her husband arrives home one day with a brand new kitchen appliance, she slowly starts to realize that there might not be room for both of them in the house.
Director: Megan K.Fox
Writer: Mairéad Kiernan
Starring: Fiona Bergin, Úna O’Brien, Ciara Rose Van Buren
Duration: 13 min
Set in West Cork, and peppered with Gaelic, the film gives an honest and humorous look behind the veil of awkward teenage experiences as it follows a young girl’s quest to get her first kiss at an Irish college.