National Film School graduates screening at dlr First Frames
National Film School graduates Ciarán Hickey and Bjorn Mac Giolla screened their dlr First Frames commissioned film The Lighthouse and at dlr LexIcon.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council was delighted to host a special screening of two short films commissioned under the dlr First Frames Scheme on 11 September.
‘The Lighthouse’ directed by Ciarán Hickey and produced by Bjorn Mac Giolla, both National Film School graduates; and ‘First Disco’ directed by Helen O’Reilly /produced by Helen O’Reilly & David Christopher Lynch, with Executive Producer Jim Sheridan, were both made under the dlr First Frames Scheme.
The Lighthouse, written and directed by Ciaran Hickey and produced by Bjorn Mac Giollaa, was funded under the 2017 dlr First Frames Scheme. It is the story of a young girl who embraces the magic of her seaside town when she befriends the mysterious entity living in the lighthouse by the pier. The team has strong connections to the county as the director/writer and a lot of team members are graduates of the National Film School in IADT.
dlr First Frames scheme is a unique opportunity to encourage filmmakers to create exciting, dynamic and engaging screen stories. Its aim is to provide funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. This scheme is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and DLR Local Enterprise Office. Additional equipment and facilities support was provided by the National Film School, IADT.
dlr County Council is proud to support filmmakers at the crucial early stages of their careers. Both films have been screening at festivals in Ireland and abroad, picking up numerous awards and nominations.
dlr Arts Office will be announcing details of the 2019/20 dlr First Frames Scheme later in the month.