The short animation The Wiremen screens at Galway this weekend.

When electricity is first brought to rural Ireland, a six-year-old girl believes a faerie has entered her home with ‘the Light’. Her attempts at capturing it unwittingly cause a blackout and ultimately summons the sinister, ghoulish creatures who haunt the surrounding countryside.

The Wiremen stars Ruth McCabe, Barry Ward, Alisha Weird and is directed by Jessica Patterson, written by Paul Cahill, and produced by Dave Minogue with JAM Media’s Richard Gordon as executive producer. The film marks JAM Media’s first Frameworks short film since 2006. The music is composed by Richard Egan/Jape.

The Wiremen is co-funded by Screen Ireland and RTÉ under the Frameworks short film scheme, and in association with JAM Media.

Producer Dave Minogue says, “We all met under Filmbase’s Short Shots short film scheme in 2016 and while we didn’t make the cut that year, we brought it to Screen Ireland and were able to get The Wiremen funded through the 2017 Screen Ireland/RTE Frameworks scheme.

“We hope The Wiremen will entertain, scare and tug on the heart strings of Irish audiences of all ages.”




The Wiremen screens as part of the Irish Talent: New Shorts 6 (Fis Éireann/Screen Ireland World Premieres) programme on Saturday 14 July at the Town Hall Theatre @ 12:00



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