Short Film of the Week: Watch ‘New Boy’ by Steph Green

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After her success at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh, winning the Best Irish Feature Award for her film Run & Jump; here’s a chance to catch Steph Green’s Oscar-nominated short New Boy,which won Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar.

Based on a short story by Roddy Doyle this poignant and comedic short film deftly captures the experience of being the new boy in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine-year-old African boy.

New Boy was produced as part of the Short Cuts scheme

DIRECTOR: Steph Green
SCRIPT: Steph Green based on a story by Roddy Doyle
PRODUCER: Tamara Anghie
MAIN CAST: Olutunji Ebun-Cole; Norma Sheahan, Simon O’Driscoll, Fionn O’Shea, Sinead Maguire
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Zanzibar Films

 

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New Boy Nominated for an Academy Award®

The Irish short film New Boy, directed by Steph Green and produced by Tamara Anghie, has been nominated for an Academy Award® in the Best Live Action Short Film category.

Other Irish interests include Martin McDonagh, who has been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay category for In Bruges. Irish producer Redmond Morris is one of the four producers on The Reader, which received five nominations including Best Picture, and Nathan Crowley has been nominated in the category of Best Production Design for his work on The Dark Knight.

The 81st Academy Awards® will take place in Hollywood on 22nd February.

For the full nominee list please click here

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