ShortSpace at Filmbase: Focus on Cinematography


Focus on Cinematography
7pm, Thursday, 1st November 2012

After a break, ShortSpace is back and this time is looking at Cinematography! ShortSpace will be joined by two prolific cinematographers, Kate McCullough and Patrick Jordan, who between them have numerous cinematography credits for both short and long form work.

As usual, attendees on the night will be treated to a selection of short films screened from 7pm. This will be followed directly after with a discussion between the invited filmmakers and audience about the topic of the night. We’re delighted that Kate and Paddy can join us for the evening to discuss their work. ShortSpace will  be looking at the issues that affect choices made by the cinematographer on a short film shoot including budgets, aesthetic choices, technical issues as well as talking about the relationship between the cinematographer and other crew members, most importantly the director, so this evening should be of interest to those interested in all aspects of filmmaking.

Check out the line-up below and make sure to get in touch with Filmbase reception to reserve your place!



Hold On Tight
13 mins | documentary | Colour | 2011
Director Anna Rodgers

Holding hands or kissing in public isn’t for everyone. When it comes to same sex relationships, showing your love outside of the home is sometimes a complicated personal choice.
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

Mummy’s Little Helper
Writer / Director Michael Lavelle

A mother discovers an illegal way to lose weight, with frightening consequences… especially for her daughter.
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

10 mins | live Action drama | Colour | 2011
Writer/Director: Colm Quinn

Nicola is in hospital after giving birth. When her school friend Tess comes to visit, Nicola is forced by her mother to introduce ‘Joy’, her new born daughter, who lived for seven hours.
Cinematography: Kate McCullough

11 mins | live Action drama | Colour | 2011
Writer/Director: Peter McDonald
A young Irish boy faces a difficult choice that may leave him at odds with his small community.
Cinematography: Patrick Jordan

The Faeries of Blackheath Wood
4 mins | live Action drama | Colour | 2006
Writer/Director: Ciaran Foy

Despite warnings from her mother, Melissa follows the Faeries into the dark and forboding Blackheath Woods… and is never seen again.
Cinematography: Patrick Jordan

Filmmakers Attending:

We’re delighted that cinematographers Kate McCullough and Patrick Jordan have confirmed they will be attending to take part in the post-screening Q&A.

Ticketing Info:

As Always ShortSpace is a ticketed event. Tickets are now available from Filmbase reception.

Phone 01 679 6716 or call by to get yours now!

Admission costs just €5 for Filmbase members and €8 for non-members.

If you’d like to RESERVE a place now and pay on the night, call reception (01 679 6716)

NB ShortSpace is not suitable for children, attendees should be 18+ years.

For more info on what Filmbase membership includes visit


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