Former Filmbase student’s first short film makes the official selection at Washington, DC Independent Film Festival

David Brown, a filmmaker from Glasgow, Scotland has had his very first short film accepted into a prestigious film festival in Washington DC. Selected from thousands of entries from around the world, the film, A Bird In The Hand, is a joint Scottish/Irish production which brings us the kooky story about a man with an unusual affliction finding love.


David is a former student of the Filmbase in Dublin, where he completed the Digital Filmmaking Course in 2010, as well as 2 other Screenwriting courses.


David said:

‘Filmbase was vital in giving me my first real insight into the inner mechanisms of the film industry, and provides a vital service for trainee filmmakers in Ireland.’


A Bird In The Hand‘ was shortlisted in the Washington DC Independent Film Festival (DCIFF), which is a competitive festival that showcases challenging, well-crafted exceptional films from around the world, and takes place from March 6th to March 10th in downtown Washington D.C.


David said:

‘I know the film festival received an overwhelming number of submissions from all over the world this year, so it’s a real honour to be one of the few films shortlisted’


The short was entirely self-funded, filmed in Dublin in 2011 and 2012 on a Lumix GH1 Panasonic DSLR camera. It was all achieved while the cast and crew were working in regular jobs at the same time. The film stars up-an-coming Irish actor, Finbarr Delaney and Canadian actress, Zoe Slusar, best known as a voice artist in several Canadian dubs of Japanese anime, Dragon Ball.


David said:

‘I will be going to Washington for the film screening in March with the lead Irish actor – Finbarr Delaney. It’s a central part of the success of the film festival that the audience gets to meet the filmmakers, so we look forward to being involved in the screening.’


David’s future plans include another self-penned short, Awake, documentaries and hopefully making the move into feature films. He has recently relocated back to his native Glasgow, so David is eager to see what the Scottish and UK film market has to offer for him next.


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