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Underground Cinema

The Home Of Independent Cinema & Dublins Only Drive In Cinema

2010 Winners

Underground Cinema Award Winners 2010



43 (yonju-san)

21 Shot Productions

Animated/photographic comic book toned short film, set amidst the back alleys and darker corners of Dublin City.

 When a homeless drifter accepts an offer of a bed for the night, he soon realises that having nothing.... doesn't mean you've nothing to lose.

Directed by John Curran and Craig Woods

Written by John Curran, Craig Woods and Pachal Woods


Emmet Flood, Stewart Roche, Rory Connolly, Jason Gilroy, Steve Fanagan, Robbie Howlett, Noel Aungier, Shane Fahy, John Curran, Craig Woods, Noreen Woods, Niall Keegan & John Lawless

Running Time 33 Mins




Of Best Intentions

Red Rage Films

We all want to leave behind a little something for future generations to remember us by.  In his lifetime, renowned inventor Thomas Midgley cannot have forseen the future ramifications of his work.  The film tells the story of five characters whose well intentioned actions all incur disastrous consequences.

Written & Directed by Brian Durnin


Stuart Graham, Ian McElhinney, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Prasad Jadhav, Rita Davies, Delrick Vinu, Deva Naidu, Pat Cannon, Oisin O'Connor, Mary Murphy, Claire Creely, Dale Parry, Steve Lynch, Jessica Felton, Peter Duff, Paul Ellis, Paddy Geraghty, Tom Walsh, Ger Roe, John Kilkenny, Donald Helme, John O'Regan, Anton McClelland, Eugene Ruane, Bill Fallover, Paul Holmes, Jessica Bermingham, Ciara Whelan, Clare O'Meara, John Hand, Siraj Zaida, Sudansh, Mohammed Osama Fuzail, Dhrubha Baneejee, Dr Puri, Molly Vinu, Jacob Vinu, Divines Vinu, Sangita Lal, Tarini Lal, Catherine Stauton, Gary Moore and Brian O'Malley

Running Time 13 Mins


The Man in the Boot

Rogue Media

The story unfolds in rural Ireland, when two friends who stumble across an Adolf Hitler impersonator, alive and well and living in the boot of their car. The adventure begins when they abduct the man and take him out to the mountains to be shot. However, they get more than they bargained for and find out more about their friendship and about the mysterious man in the boot.


Patrick Murphy, Thornston Braun & Anthony Kinsella

Written & Directed by Anthony Kinsella

Produced by Niall O'Connor

Running Time 17 Mins




No Justice

Bootstrap Films 

No Justice is about John Taylor an ordinary hard working man in his early fifties, who's life has been turned upside down with the murder of his Son. John’s wife stricken with grief suffers a stroke and at the funeral. John finds himself compelled to do something, but what?

Written by Alan Walsh

Directed by Alan Walsh & Mario Bortas


Don Baker, Honor Heffernan, Glen Baker, Karl Shiels, Paddy Courtney, Ciaran O'Grady, Tommy O'Neill, Paddy Burdis, Paul Burke, Paul Thompson, Daniella Gibney, Nicole Elizabeth, John Phelan, Aoife O'Connor, Harry Shiels, Rose O'Connor, Adam O'Connor, Anthony Inglis, Collette Stapleton, Kenneth Cummins, Rachael Kavanagh, Hayley Murphy, Eamon Norris, Gerard Boland & Kristina Stapleton

Running Time 15 Minutes






The Euthanizer


The Euthanizer is a black comedy about a man struggling to make a living by helping people kill themselves.
It was made by fourth year students of film and television Production in Dun Laoghaire IADT.

The film was shown as part of the IADT 2009 film graduate showcase which took place in the lighthouse cinema in Dublin.


Tommy O'Neill, Colin O'Donoghue, Dorothy Cotter, Michael Bates, Jordan Lee McGrath and Myles Breen

Written by Simon Doyle 

Directed by Ian Hunt Duffy

Running Time 13 Mins


 The Covies

A Len Collins Film

Episode 3 - A Kind Of Loving - See's Vinnie's abusive relationship with
Bridie deteriorating even further.
An otherwise confident woman, Bridie reflects on the past for answers to
uncomfortable questions.

Written & Directed by Len Collins


Sarah Carroll, Paul O'Brien, Christopher Dunne, Natalia Kostrzewa & Ava Ryder

Running Time 14 Mins




Medicine Hat Films

 Damien is compelled to follow his heart for one last chance of happiness.  Watching out for him are Fiona and Doc who prove that family isn't always who you're born to but who's got your back

Written & Directed by Mark Cogan


Frank Prendergast, George Hanover, Shane Casey & Jon Whitty

Running Time 13 Mins




Henry & Sunny

A Film by Fergal Rock

Henry, an unemployed clown, is in love with the famous soap opera actress, Sunny Carmichael. He writes her letters daily yet fear of rejection prevents him from disclosing his return address. Sunny, stifled by showbiz, reciprocates Henry’s feelings but is tragically unable to reach him.

 Written & Directed by Fergal Rock


Paulo Braganca, Dorothy Cotter, Gavin Prior, Sam Jackson, Dan O'Sullivan, Tom Leddy, Frank Mackey, Matthew Keenan, Terry Russell, Paul Kiernan, Daniel Joyce, Sean Brady, Orla Delaney, Orla Maher, Eimear O'Reilly, Dermot Quinn, Colin Russell-Conway & Fergus Russell-Conway

Running Time 15 Mins



Cardboard Boy


Cardboard Boy is a short, stop motion animated film which tells a harsh truth about life. The film revolves around a little boy playing in a cardboard box and using his innocent imagination to turn the box into all sorts of objects. It displays the power of one’s imagination and how children will always be children and will play and dream despite their background and situation.

Directed by Kelley O'SUllivan

Running Times 4 Mins


Directed by Simon Daniels