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Access Shorts table reading



Date Posted: January 19, 2016

Northern Ireland Screen will be hosting a table reading of the short films which were selected through the Access Shorts programme. The table reading will take place on Saturday the 23rd January between 9:30am-4pm at The Mac Belfast.

Access Shorts is an initiative to find film-makers exclusively from groups that are under-represented in the film and television sector

All the short films have been written by Northern Ireland resident writers. The short films being read are:

Muirgheilt

Writer: Tara Hegarty

There is a legend among fishermen that to have a woman on a boat is bad luck. A young eel fisherman named Fergus is about to discover first- hand how this legend came about.

 

Heavy Petting

Writer: Sarah Docherty

Lydia’s quiet lunch turns into a social affirm when Catherine erupts at two women kissing.

 

The Gift

Writer: Murat Akser

A gift can be a blessing…or a CURSE!

 

The Climb

Writer: Lynne Davison

Widow Julia pushes herself to climb Hen mountain for the first and only time.

Yoyo

Writers: Youcef Boubetnikh & Marty McCann

Yoyo is the story of a little boy’s journey of self-discovery and the realisation of what’s important.

 

The running order for the day is:

09:30 – 10:30   Muirgheilt
10:45 – 11:45   Heavy Petting
12:00 – 13:00   The Gift
13:45 – 14:45   The Climb
15:00 – 16:00   Yoyo

Those interested in attending should email Christine Morrow by Thursday 21st January.

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