Forty Foot Pictures‘ Joseph’s Reel and Coil are both screening at the Galway Film Fleadh (7 – 12 July).
Michael Lavers’ Joseph’s Reel premiered at the Palm Springs Shortfest 2015 last week. Before passing away, an elderly man is given the chance to relive one day of his life. A figure known only as the Projectionist (Alice Lowe) offers a cantankerous Joseph (Robert Hardy) the chance to return to his favourite memory, so long as he follows the script of the day as it happened. But on choosing the day he proposed to his wife Rose in the 1950s, he is faced with a difficult choice – relive a perfect moment, or risk what little is left to steal a new one?
Steve Kenny’s Coil starring Joe Mullins (Pilgrim Hill) introduces us to Patrick, a lonely priest in a small rural community who has his world turned upside down when a strange trinket is left anonymously at his front door. This offering sparks in him an uneasy curiosity leading Patrick towards a dark encounter with the occult. His attempt to uncover what’s going on forces him to confront his own waning faith as he edges closer to the sinister threat of his mysterious tormentor.