Why We Chose This Film
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About the Filmmaker
“I’m an award-winning Irish filmmaker. I direct everything from music videos to commercials to short films. I’m one half of directing duo, Luna, and work with Irish production company, Bold Puppy. Over the past few years, I’ve also directed a number of short documentary films. My 2015 film, Fallen Bird, won the Award for Best Short Documentary at the IFI Documentary festival. It subsequently screened at numerous Irish and international film festivals. My latest documentary, ‘Hum’, won the inaugural Short Lens competition at the Guth Gafa Documentary Festival, 2017. It also won Best Short Documentary at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, 2017 and the Barcelona International Short Film & Video Festival. Both documentaries have screened on national broadcaster, RTE, as part of the 2016 and 2017 Shortscreen program.”
Dive Even Deeper
Try the following to connect further with the film’s story…
Create your own Fallen Bird image
The artist in the film talks about how his image, “Fallen Bird,” is essentially a biographical image and represents his earlier experience of ‘falling away’ from society. Pick up a pencil and try to represent how you see yourself in your community, your society. What kind of animal/object/shape might be a good representation of who you are? What is a good representation of your community/society? Sketch a few ideas putting both of these elements together and then select one to redraw on a bigger piece of paper.
Share with family and friends. What do they think? How do they respond?