Local filmmaker will appear at film festival

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.

Wexford People

Night at the dogs 

5 GREYHOUND RACE NIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. The annual Enniscorthy Christmas fundraising night at the dogs takes place this Thursday, September 21, at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. Gates open at 7 p.m and the first race is at 8 p.m. The event is being organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Enniscorthy Business Association. All money raised on the night will go towards the Christmas festival events and will ensure that Enniscorthy at Christmas is magical for...

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

7 ANTIQUES FAIR: There will be a two day antiques fair in Wells House, Gorey this weekend. Taking place on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, this is a unique opportunity for antique lovers to get their hands on some quality antiques. Wells House will play host to Chantal Fortune who will oversee the event with her vast knowledge and expertise of all this antique. Those attending will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture and be transported back to the past with its beautiful...