Tag Archives: Irish Film

Catcalls Premiere at Cork Film Festival

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“Catcalls“, a short horror funded by the Irish Film Board, will have its world premiere during Cork Film Festival on 18th November. I had the pleasure of working on the film as Production Manager. We filmed Catcalls over 4 days in May 2017 and it’s exciting to see the film premiere at Cork Film Festival.…

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The Betrayal Premiere on RTÉ

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I’m delighted to announce that my second short film, The Betrayal, will have its premiere on Irish national TV on Monday, 25 September 2017. The film is a 26-min drama exploring themes of sexual identity, female friendship and domestic violence. It premiered last year at the prestigious GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin. Film…

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Nick Cave on the Soundtrack of “The Betrayal”

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I’m delighted to announce that with the help of Executive Producer Will Carter I was able to secure music by globally renowned artists Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, as well as Irish & British talents Ryan Vail, Conor Walsh, OCHO and Andy Gillion for the soundtrack of “The Betrayal”.

The film features “Martha’s Dream,” performed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, under a shared license from BMG, MUTE Song Ltd. and Surefire Films Ltd. The track was originally written for a soundtrack to a 2006 feature film “The Proposition”, starring Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone and Emily Watson.

The Betrayal also features tracks by Ryan Vail from his debut album “For Every Silence”, chosen as the Album of The Week for Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio 1. Ryan was recently nominated for Best Male Solo artist in Ireland 2016.

Another group featured in the film’s eclectic soundtrack is OCHO, a Dublin electronic act which just recently released a new EP “Mouth to Mouth“. The duo performed at Body & Soul, Dublin’s Vicar St (opening for Bell X1), Electric Picnic and Castlepalooza to name a few. Their music has been described as “comfortably creepy, timeless, and ambient.”

Last but not least, The Betrayal’s soundtrack includes “The Front” by the late Conor Walsh, to whom the film is dedicated, and tracks by Andy Gillion, a multi-instrumentalist based in the South West of England.

The Betrayal will premiere at the 24th GAZE International LGBT Film Festival in Dublin on July 31st 2016. Tickets are available here.

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The Betrayal

Produced by Kamila Dydyna, Eilis Abbott & Michael O’Dwyer

Directed by Kamila Dydyna & Natasha Waugh

Executive Producers: William R. Carter, Glen Shire, Aidan Whelan, Charlo Johnson (Zimmerhand Films) and Florencia Iriondo

Cinematography: Malgorzata “Gosia” Zur

Editing: Iseult Howlett

Sound Design: Nikki Moss

Starring: Miriam Devitt, Mark McAuley & Kamila Dydyna

Irish LGBT Thriller Filming in Dublin This Weekend

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Where do the borders of our sexual identities begin and end? What constitutes “reportable” domestic violence?   These are some of the questions raised by my new LGBT thriller, The Betrayal, filming in Dublin this weekend. It’s a female-driven, dark drama, aiming to provide a new perspective on issues such as sexual identity, domestic and digital abuse. Having attended a conference on…

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My Short Film Screenings At Five Festivals In October

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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…

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Testimony at Indie Cork Film Festival

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  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…

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Four Nominations for Testimony at the Underground Cinema Awards!

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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. Best Supporting Actress for Hilary Cotter Best Costume…

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Testimony Short Film – Promo

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The promo video for Testimony is here! Featuring: Olivia Daly Clodagh Downing Neill Fleming DoP: Alan Rogers Sound, Music & Editing: Alan Joseph Tully Written & Directed by: Kamila Dydyna MUA: Edel Kirke Shot in the Viking Theatre, Dublin.

Testimony Press Release in Scannain.com

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Scannain is one of Ireland’s largest independent film websites. Check out the press release on Testimony Short Film, which is my debut as writer / director. http://www.scannain.com/irish/testimony-announcement