Backwater

In the depths of rural Ireland, Tommy has done everything to look after his sick father, succumbing to a life of isolation in the process. However, letting go proves to be more difficult than he had ever imagined.


Director Bio

Brendan McCallion is a 26 year old director from Co. Donegal, Ireland. He is a graduate from the National Film School at IADT, where he studied directing for his major. His graduation film Backwater premiered at the 2018 Galway Film Fleadh where it received a special mention for cinematography. Brendan was awarded the 2018 Northern Exposure Award at the Disappear Here Film Festival. The film would later make it’s international premiere at Camerimage 2018 in Poland.

Info

  • Directed by:Brendan McCallion
  • Written by:Brendan McCallion & Frank O'Malley
  • Produced by:Frank O'Malley
  • Runtime:24 mins
  • Completion Date:May 31, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 7
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - Bog Lane Theatre - 11:30am-12:30pm
    / Sat 17th - Cooney's Hotel - 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Links: Website

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