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Grandpa, Speak To Me In Russian

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This powerful documentary, funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, follows director Louis Lentin’s exploration of his family’s history and his particular fascination with his paternal grandfather, Kalman. Kalman, who came to Ireland from Lithuania in the late 19th Century was one of thousands of Jews who escaped the repressive Russian regime, and one of […]

Maidens in Distress

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This delightful film documents a trip by ferryboat to the Maidens lighthouse on the little island of Magee, Co. Antrim, to deliver essential supplies to the lighthouse crew.  Shortly after this movie was shot, the lighthouse became fully automated and the need for this service disappeared. Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. For the […]

Tudor Style

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A short documentary film on the privately owned Tudor Cinema built and run by Roy Spence’s identical twin brother Noel. The film shows the preparation and organisation involved in running the small 66 seat private cinema and is a loving tribute to classic cinemas of a bygone era. Roy Spence is an award-winning amateur filmmaker. […]

Cúilín Dualach

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Cúilín Dualach lives in a small town in the west of Ireland. He is the apple of his mother’s eye, yet his father shows him little affection. Everywhere he goes, people stare at him. Cúilín strives to fit in as best he can but that can be a difficult when your head is on backwards. […]

A Ferret Called Mickey

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Eight year old Paulie is happiest when dressing-up in his mother’s high heels and having tea parties in the garden. His father however would prefer him to involved in more ‘manly’ pursuits and decides to take action. It is left to Mickey, a ferret with the cutest nose and the sharpest teeth, to sort out […]

Coming Out Of The West

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A thought-provoking documentary on the pros and cons of two openly gay men living very different lifestyles. Gary, lives in Kilmeena in the West of Ireland and Keith has moved from the West of Ireland to the city centre of London. Throughout the film we see and hear the varying perspectives from each character about […]

Hold On Tight

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Directed by Anna Rodgers, producer of The Story of Yes, and winner of the 2011 Absolut Gaze Filmmakers Award, this beautiful short documentary explores how gay and lesbian couples show affection, and how small interactions like holding hands in public can carry, not only huge personal significance, but also the power to create social change. […]

Dream Kitchen

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A young man arrives home to find his Dad repairing the car and his Mum busy cooking, as usual. In these depressingly dreary surroundings the son imagines a luxurious dream kitchen, in which he plucks up the courage to tell his astonished parents the good news: “I’m gay”. But, all too soon, his fairy-tale comes […]

James

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Young James struggles as the outsider kid at school. His teacher, Mr. Sutherland, is the only person he feels he can connect with. When James finally puts a voice to his feelings, Mr. Sutherland’s response isn’t what James had hoped for. James was one of 22 short films which was selected for the International Dramatic […]

Ribena: Stacking Logs

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Three young children stack logs in a garden with the help of their father. The mother’s voicoever explains the health benefits of Ribena as she carries a tray over to the family. To see more from The Irish Adverts Project, click here. (700)

Goodbye Darling

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Goodbye Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy. It is day five of the 1916 Rising, and as the fighting intensifies, a concerned Nancy seeks comfort and diversion by playing the piano, unaware that her husband is leaving the beleaguered G.P.O. to lead […]

Granite and Chalk

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As rebels planned Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched by two spies code-named Granite and Chalk. This documentary delves into British intelligence to tell their story, one century on. Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This […]