Irish Films Shorts

A Better You /Abe's Story/Above the Law/Welcome To A Bright White Limbo/The Grass Ceiling

17 March 2022

Abe’s Story (Dir: Adam H Stewart; 12 mins)

Set in Victorian London, Abe, an overworked Irish writer gets an idea for a bloody brilliant novel. Drawing inspiration from his travels with a theatre company in Europe and America, Abe toils on his masterpiece for seven long years, only to discover that he cannot find an ending.

A Better You (Dir: Eamonn Murphy; 16 mins)

Set in a Neo-Steampunk world, a shy introvert named Douglas enlists the help of “A Better You,” a customizable carbon clone to help him win the girl of his dreams.

Welcome to a Bright White Limbo (Dir: Cara Holmes; 11 mins)

This visually ravishing portrait follows Belfast-based dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty offering audiences an emotionally introspective yet cinematically ecstatic look at her singular creative practice and astounding physical prowess while she takes us behind the scenes of her award winning performance piece “Hope Hunt”.

Above the Law (Dir: Byrony Dunne; 14 mins)

Traversing the same bodies of land and water this short film conceptually links the intercontinental routes of migratory birds with the journeys of refugees and migrants. Above the law, they traverse the same bodies of land and water.

The Grass Ceiling (Dir: Iseult Howlett; 16 mins)

Three successful female athletes explore how being physically courageous, unapologetically competitive and deeply passionate in team sports enables them to feel confident in their own skin.

With thanks to Screen Ireland/Fís Éireann

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