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Michelle Lehane (Actor/Writer) and Danny McCafferty Actor

A special event on Sunday the 23rd of October has been created for Director Pat Shortt and Producer Lee Crowley at the Kerry Film Festival in Killarney.

Role Reversal with Pat Shortt & Lee Crowley 

Pat, Actor turned Director & Producer Lee, will join the audience for screening and a chat about their new short film Warts & All.

Pat will discussing the creative process of stepping behind the camera, and Lee, will give an insight into the highs and lows of doing so.

This conversation will be hosted by Actress & Filmmaker Jessica Courtney Leen (Not My Sister).

This event is free but registration is required by ordering tickets.

Check out the link HERE to book tickets or click on the image above.

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Warts & All

Synopsis: Aron, a single thirty something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while attempting to hide his insecurities.

He wrestles between his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Director:Pat Shortt

Writer: Michelle Lehane

Producer: Lee Crowley

Runtime: 12min

Age Recommendation: 12+

Great Southern Killarney

Town Centre, Avenue, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 R866

October 23, 2022, 2:45 – 4:00 PM IST

More events at venue

Warts And All Poster

Exciting times ahead for the cast and crew of Warts and All, with the announcement of selection to the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The short film, directed by Pat Shortt, will get its screening on October 16th at the California festival which draws a number of famous faces as well as established and iconic film makers each year.

For details check out the link HERE and watch this space for other festival screening announcements in Ireland.

Michelle Lehane (Writer, Actor), Pat Shortt (Director) and Faye Short (Actor) at the Galway Film Fleadh screening of Warts and All.
Fay Shortt(Actor), Pat Shortt (Director), Michelle Lehane(Writer/Actor) and Simon McGuire (Editor) at the Galway Film Fleadh Screening of Warts And All.

The new issue of ‘ASSEMBLED‘ is now available to read online or download from the Irish Screen Editors Guild website.

I am delighted to feature in the issue, where I talk about my work with budding students at the Limerick School of Art and Design (TUS). Special thanks to fellow editor and ISE member Jenny Russell for the story. If you want to read the article and browse the other featured stories click on the cover page image above or on the link HERE.

Amcomri Entertainment €10m RHIFF Investment Fund

Taking place at King John’s Castle on Tuesday 16th August, and ahead of the RHIFF’s tenth year – which runs from October 26-31, was a special launch of both a new partnership between the Richard Harris International Film Festival (FHIFF) and Amcomri Entertainment Inc. (AMEN)and a Film Funding Scheme worth 10 million Euro.

Amcomri Entertainment Inc. will make available a new film investment fund of €10m to entrants of the 2022 Richard Harris International Film Festival, while also announcing confirmation as the primary commercial sponsor for the Richard Harris International Film Festival.

The funds can be invested across a number of film projects as selected by the Amcomri Entertainment Film Committee, with funding available to entrants of the 2022 RHIFF as well as previous entrants to the festival. The investments are for feature films (not shorts), animations and documentaries.

Robert Price, Chief Executive Officer of Amcomri spoke to the audience of dignitaries and the local film making community about how this new relationship with the RHIFF will work.

“At Amcomri, we work to encourage project dialogue for film financing, publishing and international distribution and sales so we are thrilled to sponsor this year’s RHIFF. We want to continue to develop long-term relationships which can grow to multi-deal co-production activity and are eager to receive the applicants to the AMEN Film Investment Fund”

Terms and Conditions

  • Projects eligible for the fund MUST be submitted through the portal only. DO NOT email scripts or treatments.
  • The fund (and the decision making process) is entirely separate from RHIFF. The Richard Harris International Film Festival does not have a final say in this process.
  • The directors and any volunteers or contractors associated with RHIFF have no involvement in the selection process of the fund. NO Canvassing RHIFF staff.
  • Amcomri Entertainment does not provide early development funding – each project needs to be developed to the draft, script, & budget stage as a minimum requirement.
  • The investments are for feature films, animations & documentaries.
  • Applications to be made no later than 31/12/2022.
  • Waivers for administration fee will not be granted.
  • Applying to the fund does not guarantee selection at the festival and any submissions to the festival should only be done through film freeway nor does selection at the festival this year or in previous years guarantee that a project is eligible.
  • Each and any investment will be at Amcomri’s sole discretion and based upon their commercial investment criteria.
  • Applicants acknowledge that Amcomri receives a large number of applications from producers globally and that Amcomri will not be liable for an inadvertent similarities between any materials submitted to Amcomri and any film produced with Amcomri funding by another party.
  • Informal approaches (other than queries on the application process & eligibility) and pitches will not be entertained and will be disregarded and this may affect the eligibility of the project.

Copyright & Ownership

  • Writer, Director, and Producer credit will remain with the original filmmaking team.
  • All ownership and rights to material submitted to the investment program remains with the original rights holder until and unless other agreements are made.
  • Should your project be awarded funding, you are not obligated to accept it until and unless other agreements are made.

More Information on this Investment Fund

For more information on this fantastic Investment, check out the Richard Harris International Film Festival Website by clicking the image below.

Continuing the previous post about the short film Warts and All, I edited, and it being selected for this years Galway Film Fleadh, there has also been success for a number of LSAD Graduates of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production programme (and its previous variation).

On behalf of the academic team at LSAD, we say congratulations and we are delighted with the continued success of these and all our graduates. If you happen to be visiting the Fleadh in July we recommend you check out their films and work.

Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins

Melissa is the producer on Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotten Fashion Icon.

Fashion, Family and Fate. An intimate family portrait is woven as three sisters recollect the legacy of their mother Vonnie Reynolds, a forgotten Irish fashion icon forced to retire after a tragic accident.

Directed by Renata Lima, and produced by Melissa Collins

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Laura O’Shea

Laura O’Shea

Laura is the director on Wednesday Child

Wednesday’s Child- Marie faces her first day on the job as a social care worker. Despite her optimism, a house call to a family in crisis quickly brings her down to reality.

Directed by Laura O Shea and produced by Caroline Harvey & Charleigh Baileigh

Screens on Sat 09 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 12+


James Skerritt

James Skerritt

James directed the short documentary A Stone Place

A Stone Place is a visual journey showcasing a unique rock that is quarried on the side of the biggest cliffs in Europe, and that has created the aesthetic of a small rural town in the West of Ireland.

Directed by James Skerritt and produced by Pete Moles.

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Philip Shanahan

Philip Shanahan

Philip directed Tides of Time

Tides of Time – Taoidí Ama

A hidden door, a jungle, and a journey into the past – an adventure for all the family. Join Molly and Beth in a story that crosses time and generations, for risk-takers young and old.

Doras dofheicthe, dufair, agus turas siar ar an am atá caite. Bí i dteannta Molly agus Beth i scéal a ghluaiseann tríd na glúinte a thing romhainn – eachtra dóibh siúd a ghlacann rioscaí, idir óg agus aosta.

Directed by Phil Shanahan and produced by Cathriona Murphy & Gerard Keenan

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 12:15 / 12+


Muireann de Barra and Andrew Keogh

In addition to the afore mentioned graduates, lecturers Muireann de Barra and Andrew Keogh also have their project Focail Nua (New Words) premiering at the Fleadh.

Ireland has two full-time terminologists whose job is to create hundreds of new Irish words and phrases every month. Focail Nua is a celebration of the vitality, complexity and depth of the language.

Directed by Andrew Keogh and produced by Muireann de Barra

Screens on Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+


Congratulations to all and best of luck on the screenings at the Galway Film Fleadh, and continued success of the films.

Warts and All Poster

With Post Production completed by Simon at ‘Craft- Post House‘, it has been announced that the Directorial Debut for Pat Shortt on the Avenue Productions Short Film, ‘Warts and All’ will premiere at this years Galway Film Fleadh, on Wednesday 6th July at the Town Hall Theatre.

The short film is Produced by Lee Crowley, Directed by Pat Shortt and starring Michelle Lehane and Danny McCafferty

Pat Shortt with the cast and crew at the wrap of Warts and All

Aron, a single thirty-something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while trying to hide his insecurities. He wrestles with his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Warts and All trailer

The film is also written by Michelle Lehane and was filmed on location in Co.Galway, in February 2022. Avenue Productions are behind the short and have previous success with films such as,

  • 2021 Give Him Time (Drama)
  • 2020 Tyre Kickers (Drama)
  • 2019 Old Firm Day (Drama)

The full line up at this years Galway Film Fleadh can be found HERE or clicking the logo below.

Galway Film Fleadh
Avenue Productions (Click for info)
Craft Post House (Click For Info)
Film Producer, David Puttnam

“The Puttnam Scholarship, now in its 3rd year, is a cross-border initiative offers promising filmmakers access to interactive online masterclasses with Oscar-winning producer David Puttnam (Midnight Express, Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields) and each a €1,250 scholarship from Atticus Education towards their career development. The scholarship bursaries are supported by Accenture in Ireland.”

During its history so far, graduates of the Creative Broadcast and Film Production Programme (CBFP), at Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) have been recipients of this prestigious scholarship, and this year we are delighted to announce once again another 4th year student and graduate, Turlough Ó Cinnéide as one of the chosen participants.

Turlough Ó Cinnéide

The CBFP academic and technical support team wish Turlough all the best on this great opportunity and we look forward to seeing what productions he will bring to our screens in the near future.

For more information on the Scholarship and announcement Click on the image below or HERE

Launch of the LSAD Grad Show 2022. Open from June 4th to 12th, 10am-5pm each day.

‘Give Him Time’ poster

Had the pleasure recently of cutting the teaser trailer for the Avenue Productions‘ short film, Give Him Time, starring Faye Shortt and Pat Shortt.

The short screened at the 2022 Fastnet Film Festival. as part of programme 8, details a story about a father and daughter’s struggle to communicate after a local scandal, until a timely reminder gets them back on track.

Check out the trailer below.

‘Give Him Time’ – Teaser Trailer
Faye Shortt and Pat Shortt in ‘Give Him Time’

Avenue Productions is an award-winning Irish based film and television production company that collaborates with award-winning writers, directors, and leading international producers. It was established to develop and produce short, feature-length, and television drama with an Irish and International focus.

The Millennium Sessions 2022 will be released on Tuesday April 26th at 7pm on the Programme’s YouTube page. Featuring four fantastic acts, Sean O’Meara, Harriis, Tremor and Static Vision.

Produced by the students and staff of the Creative Broadcast & Film Production and the Music Technology & Production Courses at LSAD, the programme consists of short documentaries on each act as well as a recorded performance from the stage of the Millennium Theatre, TUS, in Limerick.

Check out the programme from 7pm Tuesday 26th April HERE or by clicking on the Millennium Sessions logo below.