Irish short film Shellshock has won the Tadgell’s Bluebell Honour Award at the Auburn International Film Festival for Children & Young Adults, in Sydney, Australia. This award category recognises the best film made by adults for or about youth. The festival ran from September 17th to 21st and featured films from more than two dozen countries worldwide.
Shellshock, which was written & directed by John Corcoran, follows the experiences of a young Irishman who served in the British Army during World War One. The film was produced by Jean Igoe as a graduation piece for Dublin Institute of Technology’s School of Media. The film stars Donal Gallery (Game of Thrones), Jane McGrath (The Clinic) and Pascal Scott (Grabbers). It was recently screened on the closing day of the Underground Cinema Film Festival, and will feature as part of the Underground Cinema Awards in Dun Laoghaire on 29th September , where it is nominated in four categories. Further details can be found on the film’s blog: