Morten on the Ship of Fools is special for a lot of reasons. Not simply because it’s full of Ireland’s most recognisable names like Brendan Gleeson and Pauline McGlynn. Not just because it’s being made in a studio in rural Ireland. But it’s Ireland’s first ever fully stop motion feature film. It tells the tale…
“When I run, I mean I try my best, but 4 of 5 kilometres out, and all of a sudden I have to get home. I mean, you can order a taxi! I can’t say I’ve never hailo’ed in the middle of a run!
“But you can’t hailo on a book – you’re defeating yourself.”
Too many young bands die because everyone is vying for the limelight, but Lowlight Gathering seems to be the perfect name. Their work indicates a mutual respect and a rapport for each other that is too often missing in bands.
‘Secrets to the Grave’ will be the second of the 3 part ‘Driver’ series of short films. It’s prequel ‘Any Last Words’ was intended to be standalone, but that changed after it was well received in the Cannes Short Film Corner, Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival, Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival and the Underground Cinema Awards.
Moore says they were “compelled to continue the story.”
Alicja Ayres is a Polish actress based in Dublin. She has been in such films as ‘The Canal’, ‘I Used To Live Here’, ‘Monged’ and ‘The Elephant Is Contagious’. I got her insights into film-making industry in Ireland.