Director Colin McIvor and producer Katy Jackson have directed and produced numerous short films and features.
Their 35mm short CHARLOTTE’S RED went on to win numerous festival awards worldwide including Best Short Film at Cinemagic in 2006. Their debut feature CUP CAKE was followed by the 2018 family film ZOO, based on the true story of an unlikely friendship forged by a young boy and an elephant during World War II.
Colin and Katy will introduce both screenings and talk about their journey and experiences in the film industry.
Colin McIvor, Northern Ireland, 15 mins
Seven year old Charlotte has a talent for painting. Her father has a talent for burglary. When Van Gogh’s ‘The Sunflowers’ arrives in Belfast, Charlotte’s father can’t resist the biggest heist of his career.
Colin McIvor, UK and Ireland, 97 mins
Based on a true story. Twelve year old Tom and his misfit friends fight to save Buster the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.
Age: 8+ (PG) / Duration: 140 mins approx.
Part of the 'On the Pulse' season.
Funding is provided by the Department for Communities through Northern Ireland Screen.