The Sons of Robert Schuman
Directed by Tommy Conlon
An Irishman, a Frenchman, a German and an Italian are working in the public relations department at the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels.
On this particular day they are each giving guided tours to visitors. They explain the history of the EEC/EU. Naturally they portray it is a visionary project, built on the ideals of great statesmen who after World War 2 dedicated themselves to a future Europe of peace and prosperity.
Tours over for the day, they return to their office upstairs. Whereupon they swiftly begin haranguing each other, insulting the others’ countries, resorting to caricature and national stereotypes. The united façade presented earlier to the public has disintegrated.
While this film is essentially satirical in intention, and hopefully comedic in its execution, the writer is trying to make a point about basic nature. Can human beings successfully erase their tribal identities and atavistic instincts for the sake of a greater common good? And is the vast EU project, currently generating widespread resentment across the continent, ultimately a chimera that cannot be sustained.
Shot on location in Dublin, and edited here in Limerick, the short has a particular contemporary feel with the current unfolding news stories of the Euro 2016 and the UK Brexit referendum.
Tommy’s previous film ‘Play it Again Son!’, has had previous success at the 2015 Limerick Film Festival, winning the award for best acting for Pius McGrath’s performance.
The Sons of Robert Schuman is currently doing the rounds on the Irish Film Festival circuit as well as the European stages. As information on screenings become available they will be posted here.
Film Limerick Trilogy
This ambitious trilogy was the brain child of Film Limerick Project manager Roan Cassidy and was part of the Limerick City of Culture 2014 Film legacy. The team at Behind the Scenes provided the structure support but it was the film makers and upcoming talent that helped make this project of three short films realised.
Directed by Peter Delaney this comes first in the timeline of the three films. Shot over four days in multiple locations in the inner city this film has a quirky and humorous at times story line.
Directed by Stephen Hall, this is the second of the three films in the timeline. There are several visual and story links between the three films which is a challenge to get right for the post team.
Directed by Paul Corey this is the last of the three films which sees two characters intertwine there different personalities in a friction induced relationship that tests both of them.
All three films are complete and are making there way to film festivals
One Giant Leap
Produced by Simon McGuire, featuring Zeb Moore and The Royal DeLuxe project that took place in September 2014.
Play it Again Son
Directed by Tommy C. Conlan and edited by myself.
Brief Description soon.
The Suffering Kind
‘The Suffering Kind’ is a film about the power of delusion and the longings that haunt us.
This journey for me started with teaming up with my friend and cinematographer Declan Quinn over Christmas a year ago. From an idea to a script- without the help from my brother and his partner, Dermot and Lisa, none of it would have happened- and through all the rest of it, Declan was there sourcing favors and calling friends, discussing the shots and requirements. From the heady-ness of my return to the set in over a decade to bringing back the lights a mere 5 days later, the shoot was a great experience- fast and furious- as we stole as much as we could.
From there to editing the wonderful looking footage that Declan also shot, working it, allowing it to talk to you, being wrong and sometimes actually right! – the film is very nearly there.
With the help of Producer Brian Willis and our hard working editor, Simon McGuire, we’ve come a long way from the shoot in May last year.
On the trailer you can hear a sneak preview of the original score, by Rori Coleman.
The film is a story about the disenfranchised, the lost and lonely and the nights that loom over all of us when the blues come to town. Its about holding on and letting go, all at the same time. And I would be grateful if you would consider supporting us to whatever level you can. I hope it to be be a sensual and poetic piece, a story told in the key of life.
Kevin Liddy, Director.
This was Andrew O’Gorman’s script and more so his moment to show how good of an actor he is too. A chilling piece detailing an interrogation of a terrorist in a city location.
Cast & Crew:
Directors Cut (Colour)
Scumbag Millionaire Pictures
Thanks again to cast and crew who have dedicated their time and efforts into the project.
The Script for part two is under way. Production will hopefully begin sometime in 2013/14.