A recent BFI Best Short winner at the Cornwall Film Festival in the UK, Stephen Ryan’s Rip It Up & Start Again continues its successful festival run with more official selections in 2016.
Selected for competition at the 22nd San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, March 15th to 20th, 2016, San Luis Obispo CA, USA . SLOIFF features a diverse spectrum of contemporary narrative features, documentary and short films from independent filmmakers from all over the world.
Other forthcoming US screenings include the Capital Irish Film Festival, March 3rd to 6th in Washington, DC; Green Mountain Film Festival, March 18th to 27th in Vermont; Garden State Film Festival, March 31th – April 3rd in New Jersey; Collinsville Film Festival, April 1st to 3rd in Connecticut; And in Germany at the Independent Days Filmfest, March 30th to April 3rd in Karlsruhe.
View Rip It Up SLOIFF programme details here http://slofilmfest.org/2016-schedule/rip-it-up-start-again/
View the full SLOIFF programme here http://slofilmfest.org/2016-schedule/2016-films-and-events-by-date/
Stephen Ryan’s short film Rip It Up & Start Again wins Best Short in conjunction with the BFI Love Season at the 14th Cornwall Film Festival.
Shot in Dublin at the start of the year, the film centres around a quiet man’s pursuit to connect to his true love by pen and paper. But he soon finds out the perfect love letter is only half the battle.
Writer/director Stephen Ryan was in attendance to collect the award: “I hadn’t a clue we were going to win so it was a shock but I was honoured to accept the award on behalf of the talented cast and crew”.
The short film Rip It Up & Start Again is an official jury selection at the 21st Palm Springs International ShortFest (16 – 22 June). The festival screens over 300 short films each year from more than 50 countries. All first place winners in the Live Action, Animation and Best of the Fest categories automatically qualify for nomination consideration by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Rip It Up & Start Again concerns a quiet man’s pursuit to connect to his one true love by pen and paper. But of course, writing the perfect love letter is only half the battle. Writer/director Stephen Ryan explains, ” Our aim was to be contemporary but with a romanticized nod to the past.”
Rip It Up & Start Again stars Derek Tapley and was produced by Stephen and Richard Bolger, edited by Colin Campbell, cinematography by Penny Merelle Gray, with music composed by Kevin Whyms.
Rip It Up & Start Again joins 5 other Irish shorts to feature at the festival: Gary Gill’s Tea With the Dead, Erin Mullally’s The Struggle of Libations, Colum Eastwood’s The Morrigan, Tom Sullivan’s Personal Development and Ruairi O’Brien’s Cutting Grass.