It has been a long, long time since I made a short film. Not There Yet, my rant on the Irish transport system is around eight years old now and, in spite of being made pre-Luas, people still bring it up after all these years and tell me how relevant it is (probably not a good thing). And that it made them laugh (that’s a good thing).
For about the last four years, I have been saying to myself, I’ll put in for a Frameworks this year, as I’d love to do another short. Each and every year, I find myself fortunate enough to be too busy to make that full-on directing commitment. This year, it’s Cosmo and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
However, I do find myself around people who can make a short happen, who can help make one great, who can pull elements together, produce it and advise, guide, support and then get it out there into the world. So if any filmmakers/animators/creatives are serious about making a high-quality short this year and would be interested in making something that points in similar directions to my own specialities – cute, charming, funny, in any medium, get in touch directly via the contact page above or my email if you have it. If someone is a good fit, I may be able to help make a great short happen.
To those filmmakers nominated for an IFTA this year – Darragh O’Connell, James Stacey, Kealan O’Rourke and Alex Sherwood – I wish you all good luck. Seems to be an incredible standard of films and I have no doubt any one of you deserves the win. See you on Saturday!