Hello again folks, and welcome to our recap of June’s Little Cinema screening. Once again, the standard was extremely high across the board, with a great mix of different genres and styles on screen. It was great to see so many new faces in the crowd, and huge thanks must go to the audience for getting so involved in the screening. It really makes the night special when you can see, hear and feel the crowd reacting in unison to whats happening on screen.
On to the films themselves! As always, we’ll provide a link to any films which are currently available online.
Work/Play With Benjy Bates, submitted by Harry Moylan.
Kicking us off was this documentary/interview with local games developer Benjy Bates, discussing how he got involved in game development. We at Little Cinema are big supporters of Galway’s game dev scene, so this doc was really interesting and shows how much passion Benjy has for his craft. Benjy is aprt of Hot Cereal, a local team making some really interesting games, and you can find out more about them by clicking right here!
Mr. Beacon, submitted by Keian Conti
This bizarre short comedy tells the story of Mr. Beacon, a man who lives alone and has some… interesting pastimes! You can watch it below.
Breathe, submitted by Meaghan McKeon Joyce
Next up was an amazing documentary submitted by Little Cinema regular Meaghan McKeon Joyce. The film tells the story of a middle aged man who decided to join the circus, and his trials and efforts really roused the audience on Wednesday night! It also highlighted the amazing work done by Galway Community Circus, and the service which they provide to the city.
Lost Skies, submitted by Martin King
This gorgeous observational documentary showcased Galway’s night skies, using some awe inspiring shots and a beautiful soundtrack. The hard work that went into this film was evident in the results on screen.
The Little Post-It That Could, submitted by Dee Sullivan
Last before the break was this fun animated film made as a college project by Dee Sullivan. Its “retro-game” inspired aesthetic balanced nicely with our opening film to close out the first half! You can watch the film below.
Hostage, submitted by Daniel Clark
Another film from a regular submitter, Hostage was a change in pace for the evening! A very dark film , about a man being held hostage by three masked criminals looking for ransom money.
Hot to Trot, submitted by Mike Casey
This short documentary was shot at the Ballinasloe Horse Fair in 2015, and it depicts the protests after the use of “sulky” carts were prohibited at the fair.
Made In Dun Laoghaire, submitted by Donal Kennedy
This fascinating documentary tells the story of the Brendella Skirts manufacturing company. Brendella have been operating in Dun Laoghaire for over 70 years and are currently considering their first ever move to a new factory. You can watch the documentary below.
Normal, submitted by Manolo Marceno
The penultimate film of the night was this absolutely incredible music video for the song Normal by Les Photonics. The video was a masterclass in low budget film making, with some top class cinematography, editing and performances from the actors!
Cuddle, submitted by Joe Davis
Our final film of the night was a character study of a very lonely, disturbed man who wants someone to cuddle! You can watch the film below!
So ended another great night at Little Cinema. Thanks to everyone who submitted their films for the screening, and to our wonderful audience on the night! Our next screening is a very special one, as we’ll be showcasing our favourite film of the past year at the Galway Film Fleadh! Tickets are available now, and you can buy them by clicking here.
See you all again soon,