The short film True-D, a Phoenix Artz production by multi-award winning director Noel Brady (An Tain, Duality, Movers and Shakers) has just won Best Irish Short at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival. True-D stars Michael Bates (Barry’s Bespoke Bakery, Derelict), Conor Marren (Out There), Sinead O’Riordan (The Railway Children), Hilary Cotter (Portrait of a Zombie), Fergal Cleary and Mark Schrier (The Prodigal Son)
True-D was written, produced, directed and edited by Noel Brady. With DOP by Daniel Sorin Balteanu, AD by Carmen Reig Llabata, make up by Edwina Kelly, Costume by Jill Anderson, Music by Elder Roche, PA by Kevin Fisher and stills photography by Damian Byrne.
True-D – Synopsis
Not 3-D, True-D.
Sometimes in life it can seem too much, that we’re alone, that there is no answer… John Walker was one such man who thought this way. Till one day at his wits end he set out to end it all. However on his journey he would learn some of life’s lessons, lessons from the most unlikely of teachers.
According to Noel Brady, “The whole idea for True-D came about from just people watching, sometimes you see people and they look as if they are carrying the weight of world on their shoulders. And it seemed to me that if for just one moment, you could see peoples lives, see the weight they carry, then maybe we just might show a little more understanding and humanity for our fellow man. And that’s what this short film is all about. I had had the idea of using shadows for quite sometime, but I could never come up with a device to use in the film to allow the character and us the audience to see people as the truly are. And that’s when I got the idea of the 3-D glasses. The rest, as they say is history.”
To date True-D has being screened in the‘Corona Fastnet Film Festival in Cork, The Charlie Chaplin Comedy film Festival in Kerry, Underground Cinema both here and in London. And now The Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, where it went on to win Best Irish Short. A second Short An Tain, Darkness Descends also written, produced and directed by Noel Brady was screened there too.