I’m delighted to announce that following its upcoming transmission on RTÉ 2 in May, my debut short film Testimony will be available on the RTÉ Player International app for 3 years.
RTÉ Player International is an iOS App that gives international audiences (outside of the Republic of Ireland) instant access to explore the best of Irish television. Audiences around the world can enjoy instant access to some of Ireland’s most popular TV shows including The Late Late Show, Prime Time, The Six One News, Fair City, Nationwide and lots more.
Testimony will be available on the app as part of a premium subscription.
Back in July this year, I was thrilled to find out that thanks to my short film “Testimony” I was invited to be interviewed in the 2015 edition of the CineWomen Art Review magazine, celebrating achievements of women filmmakers around the world.
It was a fantastic month for my debut short film Testimony which screened in 5 festivals in 3 countries. October was a Domestic Violence Awareness Month (#DVAM) so being able to share my film with so many audiences globally was an even more incredible experience. Thank you to IndieCork Film Festival, The Richard Harris International Film Festival, Dublin International Short Film And Music Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival and British & Irish Film Season in Luxembourg for screening Testimony!
Next week, Testimony is screened at the Waterford Film Festival (Nov 7th, 4.30pm), and the week after it will be screened in Rome at the AS Film Festival (14th November, 11.00am). AS Film Festival is the first festival in the world managed entirely by a team of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS, high functioning autistic condition). This year, the festival’s official patron is the European Parliament.
On Saturday 7th November I’ll be attending the Underground Cinema Awards in Dublin. Testimony was nominated in 4 categories, including Best Screenplay. Really looking forward to this one.
Testimony is screening at the wonderful IndieCork Film Festival tomorrow! Absolutely thrilled to have my film shown in this festival. Testimony is showing at the Gate Cinema in Irish Shorts Programe #4, Saturday 10th October 16.30.
It’s impossible to mention my favourite film of the festival, but I can’t not mention Just Like A Bitch, Today, Little Bear, Dad In Mum (Papa Dans Mama), Ghost Cell, Daewitand Love is Blind. Wonderful shorts, check them out if you can. Congrats to all the filmmakers!
If you’re in Cork, make sure to check out Testimony at 16.30 in the Gate Cinema!
Underground Cinema is one of the most diverse and innovative businesses in the Irish entertainment and film industry. Their annual Independent Film Awards celebrate the very best in independently funded Irish feature films.
We are thrilled to have received four nominations at yesterday’s nomination night in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.
Following its selection to New York City Independent Film Festival, Irish short “Testimony” was picked up by US Channel ShortsHD™ for a 3-year broadcast license deal. Testimony is a debut film from writer/ director Kamila Dydyna, produced by Eamonn Tutty of Reckoner Productions (Ireland) and Cara Bamford of Foxrock Productions (U.K.)
The film addresses the subject of domestic violence through the eyes of a child put in a witness stand. It features all-Irish cast, including 11-year-old Olivia Daly, Clodagh Downing (Patsy Dick, Darkness On The Edge Of Town), Neill Fleming (The Hit Producer, Game of Thrones) and Hilary Cotter (The Tudors). The film was shot by Alan Rogers and edited by Daragh Murphy (November Seven Films). Executive Producers team includes Florencia Iriondo (U.S.), Niall Murphy (Ireland) and Brandon Smith (Australia, Chien Noir Films).
“Testimony” already picked up an Award of Merit in the U.S. IndieFEST Film Awards. The film will have its Irish festival premiere on September 12th during the Underground Cinema Film Festival. It will also be screened during Australian Speak Up Film Festival on August 31st, with the NYC premiere following on 16th October.
“Testimony” will be available on ShortsHD™ for 3 years, starting in November 2015. ShortsHD is a world-leading short movie media group, available to 40 million homes, with over 11 million subscribers in 54 countries. The channel is owned and operated by Shorts International Ltd, headquartered in London with its US head office in Los Angeles. Since 2006, Shorts International has produced the OSCAR® Nominated Short Film theatrical release, distributing it to theaters across North America and Europe with its global media partners. In 2008, Shorts International became one of the earliest iTunes movie partners, bringing hundreds of the world’s best independent shorts to the iTunes audience, years before the iTunes Movie Store launched.
I’m delighted to announce that my short film Testimony will have its Irish festival premiere at the 6th Underground Cinema Film Festival in September.
The film, which is my writing and directorial debut, will also be featured in the 4th edition of the CinéWomen magazine. Honoring the influence of women in video art, independent cinema and choreography, Testimony will be featured among a selection of worldwide artists for their 2015 Edition.
Lastly, if you’re based in Dublin, come join us in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoighre on July 30th, where Testimony will be featured as part of the Underground Cinema Short Film Screenings. Looking forward to seeing you there! Details on the lineup of the shorts can be found here.
Testimony is produced by Reckoner Productions (Ireland) and Foxrock Productions (UK).
Bristol Media, one of the biggest creative networks in the UK, writes about Feather Light And Paper Thin, the webseries I had the pleasure of working on last year.
“Bristol is well known for its creative influences, and it’s no surprise that this drama is already beginning to cause a ripple of excitement on the independent film scene. Written and directed by Ian Garforth, the drama is inspired by Norwegian style shows such “The Killing” – except with a Bristolian twist.”