Irish Film Institute -After ’16

After ’16

Director: Various

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board Short Films

A programme of nine short films inspired by the subject of 1916 and what it has left in its wake, commissioned by the IFB. Programme includes fiction and non-fiction, live-action and animation, contemporary and period pieces.

After ‘16 is a once-off shorts initiative to commemorate, celebrate and ruminate on 1916.  Commissioned by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

  • A Father’s Letter DIRECTOR: Joe Dolan / 2016 / Ireland / 14 mins 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 DIRECTOR: Ben O’Connor / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins The story of young Vinny Byrne, a fourteen-year-old boy who found himself fighting for Ireland in the Easter Rising.
  • Baring Arms DIRECTOR: Colm Quinn / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins There are many ways to commemorate the 1916 Rising, only one involves bloodshed.
  • Goodbye, Darling DIRECTOR: Elena Doyle / 2016 / Ireland / 12 mins Goodbye, Darling is one day in the enduring love story of Irish Volunteer Michael Joseph O’Rahilly and his wife Nancy.
  • Granite and Chalk DIRECTOR: Patrick Hodgins / 2016 / Ireland / 12 mins Delving into declassified British intelligence documents, this documentary tells the story of two spies, codenamed Granite and Chalk, who could have changed Irish history.
  • Yeats & The Beastly Coins DIRECTORS: Laura McNicholas, Ann Marie Hourihane / 2016 / Ireland / 10 mins 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 DIRECTOR: Kieron J. Walsh / 2016 / Ireland 14 mins 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 DIRECTOR: Dave Tynan / 2016 / Ireland / 15 mins When The Rising starts the local sweet shops are the first to be looted by Dubliners living in the tenements.
  • The Party DIRECTOR: Andrea Harkin / 2016 / Ireland / 13 mins 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.

Screeners can be viewed on Screen Ireland’s YouTube channel.

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