Production News: 'Solaria'


Principal photography has just wrapped on a new Irish short Solaria which was shot on location in Dundalk, Co. Louth in the past few weeks. The final touches are currently being put to this film from students from Dundalk Institute of technology which stars Northern Ireland actor Richard Sherwood and Polish born actress Daria Kalista.

The film is to premiere at the Fís Exhibition which will take place on the 1st -3rd of June in the newly refurbished Carroll Building in DkIT. Directed by mature student John Hoey, Solaria centres on Alex Russell, a geneticist on-board the Solaria Research station. Alex has devoted his life to test subject Rachel, a comatose woman who is immune to the ageing process. After been contacted by Earth, he is informed that his research is coming to an end.

Produced by Craig Broughton, the film was shot using the Canon 550D camera by Darren O’Connor and Rossa O’Dowd will take charge of the post-production.

The short film was part of practice-based-research project which investigated DSLR filmmaking in Ireland. The film will screen as part of the Fís Exhibition where a large number of other projects produced by students from the School of informatics and Creative media will also be on show.

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