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BEST DARK COMEDY [SHORT] @ NYIIFVF, LOS ANGELES MARCH 06

REMI GOLD AWARD WINNER FOR ORIGINAL COMEDY [SHORT] @ WORLDFEST, HOUSTON APRIL 06

BEST ART DIRECTION @ CONCORTO, ITALY, AUGUST 06

 

 

Director : Anna McCaughtry

Writer : Rosie Murdoch

Producer : Gawain Morrison

 

Deviate Shorts   Worldfest Houston - Gold Remi Award   New York Independent International Film & Video Festival in LA - prize   Concorto Prize

 

SYNOPSIS

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.

 

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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

 

THE FILM

 


 

THE TV FOOTAGE IN THE BACKGROUND

 

We needed some footage to show on screen, and we had licensed the use of Andy Williams for the short, so we decided to marry the two together and we recorded this bit of footage for the TV, which screens in the background of the film.  This was a very funny afternoon shooting and our thanks to John Sherlock for letting us his house, and big thanks to Tim Cobain [our man-handled singer] and Rosie, Tina, Karen & Emma for being our sirens.

 

 


 

STORYBOARDS


   

    


CAST & CREW PHOTOS

[Courtesy of Helen Sloan]

 


stevie


 

CREDITS

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER              

PRODUCER                                                              

DIRECTOR                                                               

WRITER/SCRIPT SUPERVISOR                                    

1ST AD                                                               

DOP                                                                           

CAMERA ASSISTANT                                                                   

LIGHTING ASSISTANT                                                              

SOUND OPERATOR                                                                 

TRAINEE DESIGNER                                                     

SET MANAGER                                                 

HAIR/MAKE-UP                                                                    

MS RICHARDSONS’S ‘NICE’ HAIR               

EDITOR                                        

‘THE LOOK OF LOVE’ LICENSED BY      

MUSIC PERFORMED BY                    

MUSIC RECORDED  AT                 

STILLS PHOTOGRAPHER                                                     

DUB                                                

CATERING                                 

FLORAL ARRANGEMENT            

 

FISH                                                                                 

HIM                                                                                           

HER                                                                              

TALL MATE                                        

SMALL MATE                                                                

POLICEWOMAN                                                         

PARAMEDIC 1                                             

PARAMEDIC 2                                        

RADIO PRESENTER                                      

SPORTS/NEWS READER                                              

DOONICAN GIRL       

HUGH MCGRORY

GAWAIN MORRISON

ANNA MCCAUGHTRY

ROSIE MURDOCH   

CHIARA-JANE GRINDLE 

KURT SAVAGE

MARK HUTCH

PHIL RODDY

STEVE MCGIRR

GRAINNE CULLINANE

FELICITY GRAHAM

LISA STEWART

SUZAN MANNING

DEREK JONES

EMI RECORDS

TIM COBAIN & JOEL BYRNE MCCULLOUGH

MOUNT MICHAEL STUDIOS

HELEN SLOANE

WILLS O’CONNELL [ONE ZERO ZERO  ]

THE MED

DKNI [DEREK KERNAGHAN NORTHERN IRELAND]

 

SPUNKY MCFAG-BUTT 

HUGH YEAMAN    

SHELLEY RICHARDSON   

LARRY COWAN

PAUL GARRETT   

CARA O’MAHONEY   

MARK KEEGAN  

JOHN SHIELDS 

LISA FLAVELLE

TRISTAN DE VERE COLE

EMMA VAN LOOCK

                                

CUTTING ROOM FLOOR STARS:

DYLAN MCCAUGHTRY

DR CHARLES LUDLOW

JENNIE BROWN

HUGH’S SAUSAGE & CHIPS

KAREN KINGHAN

TINA CAMPBELL

 

UK Film Council    N.Ireland Film & TV Commission