World Premiere of After ’16 Shorts announced for ADIFF

Posted February 1, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
After 16
After 16

The world premiere of the Irish Film Board’s once-off After ’16 shorts will take place at this month’s Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, the nine live action, animated and documentary shorts commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916. They will debut in the Light House Cinema on Sunday February 21st.  The shorts are as follows:

A Father’s Letter directed by Joe Dolan
On the eve of his execution on May 7th 1916, Michael Mallin’s two-year-old son Joseph was  brought to see him in Kilmainham Gaol. That night, his father wrote a letter that would change Joseph’s life forever.

A Terrible Hullabaloo directed by Ben O’Connor
The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising.

Baring Arms directed by Colm Quinn
There are many ways to commemorate the 1916 Rising, only one involves bloodshed.

Goodbye, Darling directed by Elena Doyle
Goodbye, Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy.

Granite and Chalk directed by Patrick Hodgins
Delving into declassified British intelligence documents, this documentary tells the story of two spies, codenamed Granite and Chalk, who could have changed Irish history.

Mr. Yeats & The Beastly Coins directed by Laura McNicholas, Ann Marie Hourihane
Ten years after the Easter Rising, the Free State government asked W.B. Yeats to chair the design committee for creating new coinage for the new state.

My Life For Ireland directed by Kieron J. Walsh
Dublin, Easter 1916. Irish rebel Patrick Pearse leads a revolt to free Ireland from the grips of the British Empire. Owen, a young patriot, wants to join them.

The Cherishing directed by Dave Tynan
When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements.

The Party directed by Andrea Harkin
Laurence welcomes his friend and man-on-the-run Mickey to a party of drinking, dancing and young love. By morning, reality catches up with them.