Sunday, June 28, 2015

BRINE TWICE DAILY: New Langan/Le Cain Work Premiering in Berlin

Brine Twice Daily, the tenth film collaboration by Vicky Langan and me, will premiere as part of an EFS double-screening in Berlin next weekend. Details on that here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

EFS @ Phantoscope

Coming to Triskel Christchurch Cinema, Cork on Saturday July 11th at 6pm...

A knockout double bill of Michael Higgins' At One Fell Swoop & Dean Kavanagh's Polar Nights. Tickets on sale.

At One Fell Swoop (2015) by Michael Higgins

Ireland / 70 mins / Black & White

At One Fell Swoop deals with a stonemason (Cillian Roche) and his metamorphic wander through rural Ireland. In passing he slips through the film’s frames into a re-imagining of his surroundings in which he finds himself trapped on an intense cataclastic path towards a dead end. Photographed on expired 16mm black and white film and entirely hand-processed, At One Fell Swoop resembles a phantom-like film lodged amid multiple stratums of time and space. At One Fell Swoop was funded by Arts Council of Ireland.
Dublin based Michael Higgins has been making films for ten years. He is interested in using the filmmaking process to rupture the reality of the everyday, bringing to light alternative ways of seeing and experiencing. His 2013 feature Smolt won the IndieCork Award for Innovation in Irish Feature Filmmaking.
Polar Nights (2014) by Dean Kavanagh

Ireland / 61 mins / Colour

Polar Nights is a formalistic journey of image and sound that plunges viewers into the depths of the Arctic where a small town and its inhabitants live day-to-day lives in the dark. The main protagonist is perhaps the movie itself, which leads to the question of whether these characters were ever real or just delusions bleeding in from the cold.

Dean Kavanagh is an independent experimental filmmaker from Wicklow. He became a member of EFS in 2008. Since then he has completed over 50 short films and 5 at feature length, which have been screened worldwide. His work is intensely visual, creating detailed atmospheres that respond to the interaction between space, time and the human body. Rural and domestic themes diaphanously sheath a rigorously formalistic interplay between sound and image.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

EFS Performances @ TBG+S, Dublin

Esperanza Collado, my Operation Rewrite cohort, will return to Ireland to present her acclaimed performance We Only Guarantee the Dinosaurs on Tuesday June 30th. Sharing the bill is Atoosa Pour Hosseini who will be joined by Irene Murphy and Mick O'Shea. Unmissable!

Find out more here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Christopher Lee (1922-2015)


Tuesday, June 09, 2015


Proud to announce that my 2014 film Damp Access is now available to buy on Jorge Núñez's VHS distro Video Sensations.

It's a new label but it already boasts two must-buys in its catalogue: Michael Higgins' Smolt and Jorge's own Merlin the Sorcerer (which I recently wrote about).