A selection of short documentaries screened as part of the Docs Ireland Short Documentary Film competition.
IT CAME FROM COMBER
For over 50 years Roy Spence has been making low or no budget films in rural Northern Ireland; with subjects including leprechauns, aliens, fifties rock ‘n’ rollers and the undead. It Came From Comber gives an honest and revealing account of Roy’s problems, techniques, solutions and successes in low budget film making.
Duration: 20 mins Director: Michael MacBroom
TWO OF A KIND
When the extraordinary twins Shay and Finn are born, a couple’s world is turned upside down. Life has dealt them the ultimate hand and their love for each other struggles to hang on.
Duration: 20 mins Director: Donal Moloney
Becoming Cherrie is a documentary about living with HIV in Northern Ireland. The film tells the story of actor and performer Matthew Cavan, aka Belfast’s most-loved drag artists, Cherrie Ontop.
Duration: 11 mins Director: Nicky Larkin
Exploring residue, trauma and memory through the eyes of two best friends and their shared identities. Billy and Willy guide us through their world of Jazz.
Duration: 12 mins Directors: Michael Barwise & Sean Mullan
Dalymount Park, the former home of Irish Football, now half condemned and ready to be demolished, plays host to the Dublin Derby between Bohemian F.C. and Shamrock Rovers. The resulting spectacle, an unlikely synthesis of embattled fans, bad weather and intense rivalry shows that the experience of watching local football can compete, and in many ways surpass the hyper commercialisation and sanitisation of football in any of the world’s major leagues today.
Duration: 19 mins Director: David Knox