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2017 // Drama, Short Film, Digital 2D


Dir: Rory Byrne

What is the film about?

A solitary man sets out to conquer an isolated island.

What influenced it?

The film was inspired, in a large part by the landscape of west Kerry in the south west of Ireland. The landscape in that part of the country is really beautiful and wild, with the Atlantic right there. It is quite affecting. Originally the intention was to make a simple film which featured a single unidentified protagonist set against that landscape, to see how they would act and feel in that environment. As we developed the idea and it became set more and more on the Island the focus shifted to both the relationship of character to place and nature but also to explore his inner, emotional journey.

A little background information...

This is our first short film since Coda in 2014 on which Rory Byrne was co-writer and animator and we were eager for Rory to direct something of his own. Rory had been developing the idea for a while so we excited to bring it forward to production as soon as it was possible.

How was the film made?

The film was made at our studio in Dublin with a small core team of just five overall. It was made with the support of ScreenIreland’s Frameworks scheme. We were very luck to have the wonderful animator Anita Gaughan work with us on this film, who did some beautiful animal animation for it. We were also very happy to work for the first time with composer Sean Byrne for the music and with David Kamp who did the sound design for the film.

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