Local filmmaker will appear at film festival

Published 19/05/2015 | 00:00

Eamonn Colfer and Paul Lohier
Eamonn Colfer and Paul Lohier
Aoife Sutton in Eamonn Colfer's short film 'No Hell'

Local filmmaker Eamonn Colfer's latest short film has been selected for screening at the Fastnet Short Film festival.

The festival which takes place every year in the picturesque fishing village of Schull on the Cork coast will see Eamonn's film featuring a number of number of local actors being showcased to the cream of the film industry. This year's festival takes place from May 20 to May 24 when selected shorts from all over the world will be played at the main venue as well as around the village in distributed cinemas.

The five-minute short, No Hell, tells a coming-of-age story, set in a small fishing village at the height of summer, when preparations for the annual raft race are at an advanced stage. Casting of the three boys in the short movie, played by Paul Lohier, Luke Spellacy and Cathal Byrne, took months, during which auditions were held at local drama groups and schools. The short also features a chilling turn from gifted actor John Crosbie as well as introducing a new talent in actress Aoife Sutton.

Eamonn said 'the idea came first from a short story which I then developed into a short movie. We had to film it very piece meal to keep the weather consistent because it is set in the summer. The kids were on board for months and were great. John is a very fine actor too and Aoife Sutton from Hook Head is a natural actress.'

Eamonn who runs Hook Movies also paid tribute to High Wind media who were very helpful with filming.

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