The support of the SDGI Arri-Alexa Award kick-started the process. Ciarán Tanham DP, is a gentleman, and I love the way he lights a scene, such opulence with so little. Ciarán responded to my ideas and his calmness tempered and reassured me constantly. Through the agency ‘of 24/7 Drama’ we had access to a large amount of expensive equipment, but trusting simplicity, we shot with only three lenses and the truth. We decided not to move the camera allowing the action to play out in frame.
The film was shot over a sunny April weekend with friends in my hometown with all the positive aspects of a ‘home-movie’. Friendship was key in this process, friends such as Nastaise & Eanna who provided their drawing room, Catherine who allowed her house to be turned upside down and Norman who bestowed his shop, The Treasure Chest.