Director : Anna McCaughtry
Writer : Rosie Murdoch
Producer : Gawain Morrison
A man and a woman stuck in a dead end marriage. He drinks tins of lager, flicks his fag ash on the carpet and watches footie in the pub with his mates. She lives on a staple diet of tea, biscuits and Countdown. The arrival of the intelligent goldfish shows the woman just what a hopeless situation she's in.
Whilst Gawain was dredging his mind for script ideas, Anna happened to tell a story whilst cleaning out an old fish bowl.
An idea was born.
After we had drawn up a first draft, Rosie came on board and helped to take our project to the next level, through copious re-writes and fine-tuning.
We had rigorous casting sessions and one fish stood out from the rest, 'Spunky McFag-Butt'. His understudy never really stood a chance and, to his credit, accepted his place in the standby tank.
Spunky shone with his immediate screen presence, and we all basked in his reflected genius.
3 Seconds My Arse is the result.
You can check out more about this film & other digital short films in N.Ireland at www.deviateshorts.co.uk and see about potential funding for your project at www.niftc.co.uk
Festivals Screened at:
Cork Film Festival, Ireland - 05
Foyle Film Festival, Ireland - 05
Chicago Irish Film Festival, USA - 05
Boston Independent Film Festival, USA - 06
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, in LA, USA - 06
[Best Dark Comedy - Short]
Worldfest, Houston, USA - 06 [Gold Remi for Original Comedy - Short]
Moondance Film Festival, Hollywood, USA - 06
Galway Film festival, Ireland - 06
Concorto Film Festival, Italy - 06 [Best Art Direction]
Final Cut Festival, Brighton - 07
'End Of The Pier' Festival, Bognor Regis - 07
Post Alley Women's Film Festival, Seattle, USA - 07