‘Anima’ Screens @ Guth Gafa International Documentary Festival 2017

Through conversations with scholars and health care professionals; Artist Marie Brett (E.gress) explores questions relating to death and care in contemporary Ireland. The conversations span medical, philosophical, folkloric and legal perspectives, offering an insight into the intimate and privileged moments of the artist/participant encounter.

Directed by Colm Mullen, Anima is based on Marie Brett’s research project Whispers and was in collaboration with St Francis Hospice, Raheny, UCD School of Social Sciences and Law and The National Folklore Collection.

The film was funded through the 2016 artsandhealth.ie Documentation Bursary.

The film is set to screen at this year’s  Guth Gafa International Documentary FIlm Festival in Headfort House, Kells, Co Meath, in competition as part of the Short Lens Documentary programme on Monday 7th of August at 12pm in the Hangar Cinema.

For further information visit: Short Lens Documentary Competition




‘Five Voices’ screens at Guth Gafa

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Five Voices is a touching account of the lives of five people struggling to live in recovery from drug addiction amid a rapidly fragmenting community.

This film gives insight as to the challenges growing up and raising a family in the Clondalkin area of Dublin. An area greatly affected by drugs and gangs.

Directed by Colm Mullen, Five Voices’deals with the challenges we all can face and how these difficulties can sometimes take us down a wrong path.

Speaking about the selection Colm said ‘I am delighted to have one of only four Irish short films selected for this year’s festival. I admire Guth Gafa’s commitment to human rights driven filmmaking. It’s a real compliment for everyone involved in the film. We are very much looking forward to the festival’.



Director – Colm Mullen

Producer – Norrie O’Sullivan

Director of Photography – Colm Mullen

Editor – Padraic Keaney

Music by – Bob Holroyd

Assistant Director – Claire Flood


Five Voices Screens as part of the Irish shorts programme at Guth Gafa on Friday 17th of May in Malin town, Donegal.

Five Voices has previously been selected for screening at:

Patras International, Film Festival, Greece 2012

Fingal Film Festival, Dublin 2012

Rob Knox, Film Festival, London 2012


Trailer ‘Five Voices’ –https://vimeo.com/65371785

For more information see:www.colmmullen.ie