Aminal Productions’ Bonsoir Luna has been selected to participate in the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival 2015.
Bonsoir Luna is an all-sung, Irish language musical that tells the story of a romance between street artist, Duke, and, Luna, who works in a shopping arcade’s coffee shop nearby. Luna’s coffee shop is run by her mother, Paula, who disapproves of Duke and his trade. Duke and Luna have kept their romance a secret, but now Duke must round up his fellow street artist friends to help him win over Paula when she nears discovering their secret and if she did, would force the two apart.
Donncha Gilmore wrote and directed the 15-minute film, which was produced by David Cullinan, PJ Moloney, and Philip Hickey for Aminal Productions with the support of The Arts Council. Federico Rea acted as Cinematographer, and Glenn Whelan, as Art Director, while Gilmore also edited the picture.
Michael-David McKernan and Hilary Bowen Walsh star as Duke and Luna, respectively, amongst a cast that also features Susie Young, Grainne Boyle, Aislinn Ní Uallacháin, Gemma Doherty, Eoghan Regan, and Garret Farrell.
The film’s music was written and arranged by Josh Reichental, with additional contributions by Stephen O’Brien. Recording of the music was carried out at Lamplight Studios, with Stephen Dunne as recording supervisor.
Luna was shot in September 2014 around Dublin, and it is hoped the inclusion in the Short Film Corner will mark the beginning of an international festival run.
The production team are currently seeking funding to create a feature-length version.