Partly Cloudy, a short film written and directed by Mark Cogan, will screen at this year’s St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival in Newfoundland, Canada. SJIWFF is one of the longest running women’s film festivals in the world.
Established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers, SJIWFF produces several screenings, workshops and other events throughout the year, culminating in a five-day film festival held in October.
Partly Cloudy tells the story of Fiona (George Hanover), a bridesmaid desperately trying to please her demanding sister Gillian (Ruth Hayes) on her wedding day.
The film has already met with success at home having been awarded best actress (George Hanover), best director (Mark Cogan) and best independent film at last year’s Underground Cinema Awards. It also picked up the best script award at this year’s LIT Film Festival in Limerick.
The Cork-based short was produced by Amanda Ferriter for Medicine Hat Films and features a large ensemble cast including Shane Casey, Frank Prendergast, Brian Fortune, Martina Carroll and Catherine Crowley. Paráic English was the film’s DOP while Conor Barron of Half Light Audio provided the score.
Partly Cloudy is the second short film in a trilogy featuring the central characters of Fiona, Doc & Damien. They were previously seen in the award winning short Heart (2010) and have since appeared in The Handsome Shadows (2013).
SJIWFF runs from October 22nd-26th.