Mr Yeats and the Beastly Coins to screen this weekend at inaugural Deep Focus Film Festival

Posted May 5, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
MR YEATS & THE BEASTLY COINS - Main Publicty Still - The Halfpenny with Pig
MR YEATS & THE BEASTLY COINS - Main Publicty Still - The Halfpenny with Pig

The After 16 short film Mr Yeats and the Beastly Coins will screen at the inaugural Deep Focus: Women in Film Festival in the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork this weekend.   The festival is a celebration of female directors who tackle a wide range of subjects with unique and distinctive voices and boasts a programme of ten features and ten short films which will screen from 6th – 8th May.

Mr Yeats and the Beastly Coins was written by Anne Marie Hourihane and co-directed and co-produced with Laura McNicholas.  Featuring the voice of Moe Dunford (Patricks Day, Vikings) the short film takes a unique look at W.B. Yeats as a politician rather than as a poet and his role in the foundation of the Irish state.

The film will screen in the Deep Focus Shorts programme on Sunday 8th May at 10.30am and director/producer Laura McNicholas will be in attendance to introduce the film.

The After 16 short film scheme was funded by the Irish Film Board with a view to commemorating, celebrating and ruminating on 1916 and how the events of Easter Sunday and beyond forged the landscape of the century that followed.

The Deep Focus: Women in Film Festival takes place 6th – 8th May in the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork.