Three Irish features to premiere at IndieCork Film Festival
IndieCork, Ireland’s new festival of independent cinema today announced the premieres of three Irish independent features to be screened at the festival which runs from October 16th – 20th across Cork City. The three films which are from first time feature directors are Trampoline directed by Tom Ryan, Limpby Shaun Ryan and Sodium Party by Michael McCudden.
According to IndieCork Co-Director, Mick Hannigan, “These films represent an exciting new direction in Irish filmmaking and show that there is a vibrant indie scene here. We’re really excited to be launching these films by new voices in Irish cinema. The combined budgets for the three features was less than €10,000 but they look and sound superb. The filmmakers clearly look to the US indie scene for inspiration – from the films of David Lynch to those of the recent ‘mumblecore’ movement.”
Trampoline is a sweet story of a young woman returning home to Nenagh, Tipperary, from a spell in London and attempting to reestablish relationships with family and friends. The writer/director, Tom Ryan, draws drama from small incidents – a misjudged kiss, chat around the dinner table, a pint with friends. Aoife Spratt sparkles in the lead role. The film was made for €950.
Limp is quite extraordinary and unlike anything seen from an Irish filmmaker. It’s the macabre story of a man in love with a corpse. The powerful unsettling effect is achieved through the use of colour and composition and sound design. This 60 minute tour-de-force was made for €900 `and features a compelling performance from Eoin Quinn.
Sodium Party is an assured first feature made for €7,000. It tells the story of Claire who is discovering life for the first time after the death of her controlling mother. The poetic narrative has elements of fantasy or fairy tale. The film features Slaine Kelly in the lead role.
Úna Feely of IndieCork said “These films in themselves reflect the need for a festival of independent cinema. The directors and teams behind the films have an abundance of talent and imagination. They are the emerging voices of cinema in Ireland – and equally IndieCork has uncovered fresh names in International cinema.”.