Official Selection 2020
Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.
Up & Away is a short documentary on the 1973 IRA Mountjoy Helicopter Escape. Told through the eyes for four men who were in the prison that day, two Wardens and two Republican prisoners. This documentary illustrates how a 60 second event that took place over 46 years ago is imprinted on the memory of those who witnessed it. The Helicopter Escape was one of the boldest and most audacious heists that the IRA carried out during the early years of the Troubles. Three senior Republican prisoners were lifted from the exercise yard in Mountjoy Prison on the 31st of October 1973 from a Helicopter hijacked by gunpoint. The three men; JB O Hagan, Kevin Mallon & Seamus Twomey were all eventually recaptured in an event which was a major embarrassment to the Fine Gael Government of the day. Nobody was ever charged with hijacking the helicopter.
Jamie Goldrick is a director and writer based in Dublin. He is a former editor of rabble print magazine in Ireland, his writing has also appeared in publications such as the Sunday Business Post and Adbusters magazine. He has directed and shot music videos in Ireland for Lankum, Lisa O Neill & Shakalak. He has also directed work for Amnesty International Ireland, Bohemian F.C. and Universal Music Ireland. His work with Lisa O Neill featured on the The Guardian and his work with Bohemian F.C. has featured in major news publications across the island. He directed and shot a live adaption of Ian Maleney's Novel, Minor Monuments, which had a Nationwide tour in 2019. His last documentary short, The Reek was screened internationally and won best Documentary Short at Kerry Film Festival in 2018. In 2020 he was the recipient of an Emerging Director Award in Ireland for his work with Ana Liffey Drug Project.
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