dlr First Frames Scheme provides funding and support to emerging filmmakers looking to develop ambitious and creative short films based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. It is fully funded by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and DLR Local Enterprise Office. Additional equipment and facilities support are provided by the National Film School, IADT. Two films were commissioned in 2017/18.
First Disco is written and directed by Helen O'Reilly. It's 1983. Culture Club are no. 1, everyone's glued to Knight Rider and Kelly Harrison not only has her first crush, she's going to her first disco. There's just one problem - she' s getting train tracks on her teeth before her big night out.
The Lighthouse, written and directed by Ciaran Hickey and produced by Bjorn Mac Giolla, was funded under the 2017 dlr First Frames Scheme. It is the story of a young girl who embraces the magic of her seaside town when she befriends the mysterious entity living in the lighthouse by the pier. The team has strong connections to the county as the director/writer and a lot of team members are graduates of the National Film School in IADT.
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