Parallel Universe: Oscar shortlist

Probie not letting Vince jump in peace

Just returned from a couple of weeks bringing my music life around the UK to discover my film life has gone crazy. To my astonishment and delight, the most recent short film I’ve written and directed, “Shoe”, has been named on the shortlist (of 10) for the 2011 Academy Awards in the Live Action Short category.  “Shoe”, which was produced by Seamus Byrne of Zanita Films and funded by the Irish Film Board, tells the story of Vince (played by Peter Coonan), a young man who’s preparing to throw himself off a tall bridge when he’s interrupted by Probie (Pat Kinevane), a beggar who wants to get his money and clothes before he jumps.   We’ll find out if we make the final list of 5 nominees on January 25th.  Fingers crossed for a red carpet moment…

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