Dublin 26.06.08: a film in 4 days.
In a rare and potentially fatal feat of cinematic daring, this film was shot entirely between 12.01am to 11.59pm on Thursday, June 26th 2008.
30 film making teams or individuals made the films composing this movie. The participants were an invited selection of the best artistic talent in Ireland.
Director Lenny Abrahamson (”Garage”) curated the film and remixed the edit in 4 days.
The Darklight Film Festival (darklight.ie) premiered the film on Sunday June 29th 2008 in the Irish Film Institute and Thomas Reads, Dublin, Ireland.
The official website is 4daymovie.com
The film is an eclectic, multi-authored impression of Dublin (within the M50) as it lived, died, breathed, made love, filled up and emptied, consumed, wept, was rained or shone on, grew bright and then darkened again …
Each filmmaker delivered a finished piece, between three and five minutes long, to curator/remixer Lenny Abrahamson who then used the films intact or cut them up, ordered them and reordered them, to produce, we hope, an original, intense and exciting film; a kind of Frankenstein archive of the city and the lives it contained on Thursday, June 26th 2008.
What emerged was a beautiful mix of beauty, humour, insight, collaboration and generosity that is both unique and ground-breaking.
Whether it’s the life of a particular corner or a whole district, circuits of water or electricity, burials or births, or five continuous minutes in the presence of a single person, what is certain is that the Darklight 4-Day Film was a fascinating event and resulted in a collection of shorts and a feature film that uniquely reflects that day in Dublin: 26.06.08.
Supervising Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Supervising Editor: Declan Lynch
Producer: Andrew McAvinchey
The Filmmakers (in no particular order):
Rebecca Daly | Peter 'Magic' Johnson | Gavin Kelly/Piranha Bar | Rachel Rath/The Attic Studio
Carmel Winters | Jason Figgis | Yolanda Barker | Simon Gibney | Frances Roe | Conor McMahon
Jessie and Sue LoveAction | Aine Ni Fhaolain | Marc-Ivan O'Gorman | Derek O'Connor | Paddy Jolley
Emer Martin | David Crann | Aaron O'Reilly | Conor Barry et al | Graham Cantwell | Donal Scannell
Ruairi O Brien | Tristan Hutchinson | Daniel O'Hara | Miriam and Diolmhain Ingram | Kevin Marron
Vj Voytas | Denise Woods | Jesus Urda | Enda Mac Nally, Michael Lathrop, David Chandler
Andrew McAvinchey | Lenny Abrahamson | Declan Lynch
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