James Browne as ‘The Man In Black’ in a scene shot in the School of Medicine, University College Cork.
Award-winning Cork director Shaun O’ Connor will be presenting the premiere screening of his new short film Rest My Bones on Friday June 14th in Studio 5108, Monahan Rd Business Park, Monahan Rd in Cork City.
Rest My Bones was made with the financial assistance of the Arts Division of the Cork City Council and is an ambitious, all-Cork production. Scenes were shot at Dennehy’s Bar on Cornmarket St, The Boardwalk Bar on Lapp’s Quay and University College Cork. The shoot also involved a complex night scene at the picturesque Curraghbinny Woods, close to Carrigaline.
The film stars Frank Prendergast as Jim, an ex-alcoholic who, after losing his job, makes the fateful decision to order a whiskey. But before he can drink it, a stranger at the bar tells him a dark tale that might just change his mind…
Rest My Bones also stars James Browne, Charlie Ruxton, Rupert Stutchbury and a host of other local actors.
Director Shaun O’ Connor had great success last year when his short film Uisce Beatha, written by and starring Tadhg Hickey, won the award for ‘Best In Cork’ at the Cork Film Festival. It has since been screened and nominated for awards at festivals around the world.
Most recently, Shaun presented Uisce Beatha and two of his previous films at the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival in Maine, USA.
Rest My Bones will have its premiere Cork screening at 8pm, June 14th at Studio 5108, Monaghan Business Park, Monaghan Road. The screening is free and open to the the public.
“I am very excited to premiere ‘Rest My Bones’. Everyone involved did a huge amount of work and I think that it showcases Cork filmmaking talent in every stage of production, from the actors through to lighting, music and editing. I look forward to sending the film to festivals around the world and hope that it will do very well on the international stage.”
Shaun’s previous work can viewed on his website at: www.shaunoconnor.com