Clones Film Festival Gets A World Premiere!

22 October 2010 One Comment by The Northern Standard

IT was announced yesterday that the forthcoming Clones Film Festival is to get a world premiere on Saturday next (Oct 23rd).

“The Moment” which  is  a short fictional drama that tells the story of a dying man’s transition from the physical world to the spiritual, gets its World Premiere screening at the border town event!.

Written, directed and produced by Paddy Slattery, this his second short story, and is by no means a morbid tale of the passing of a life, but perhaps an optimistic conclusion for a man who bravely transcends from this world into the next!

Starring Eamon Rohan (Father Ted, The Clinic) as our “dying victim”, this role required great patience and sensitivity as well as an ability to test one’s physical boundaries, which Eamon achieved in the highest performing degree. Not only is his portrayal convincing, but remarkably evocative also.

The  supporting cast were Claire Hilary,  who played a young affectionate nurse who allowed  her emotions to invade her professional duties;

Mairin O’ Donovan as a loving wife, and Daniel J Dunne as “Paddy”, the

man with a yarn  but with the worst timing in the world!.

In order to capture this ethereal style using the latest infra-red Camera

technology available, the production team which involved Castleblayney man, Alan Farrell,  acquired the talent of Mark McCauley, an award winning cinematographer, who also co-produced the film with Alan Farrell.

Farrell is already well recognised  in the business as a very enterprising young  film and documentary maker.

Lighting was by  Paul Nobel who his vast experience and creative expertise, while on sound was Eamon McKenna, a veteran in the business and master of his craft.

Shot on location in the picturesque village of Clonbullogue, in Co. Offaly with a localized crew, an old community hall was converted into a Hospital Ward for a three- day shoot.

After Clones Film Festival, ’The Moment’ will begin its festival

circuit in South Africa,  and move its way over to New York, Los Angeles,  and Miami,  over the following two months.

Closer to home however, film buffs can catch a viewing of the movie at the Offaly Film Festival in November and at the 23rd Foyle Film Festival

in Derry, also in November, and at the  forthcoming highly anticipated second season of Underground Cinema in Dublin.

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  • Ciaran O Keefe said:

    saw this film last week. stunningly beautiful and i dont usually cry at films but this almost had me in tears