Pentecost: Ireland 1977. Eleven-year-old Damian Lynch (SCOTT GRAHAM) is called in at the last moment to serve as an altar boy at an important mass in his local parish.
Following his last appearance as an altar boy when he knocked Father O’Toole off the altar, Damien is serving a 3 month ban from his only passion in life…football. To make matters worse, Damian’s team, Liverpool FC, are playing in their first European cup final in two weeks time.
Damien’s father (MICHAEL MCELHATTON) offers him a reprieve and crucially a chance to see the European cup final if he serves the mass correctly. Damien now faces a choice: either conform to the status quo or never watch his beloved Liverpool play again…
Written & Directed by: Peter McDonald
Produced by: Eimear O’Kane
Featuring: Scott Graham, Andrew Bennett, Michael McElhatton, Don Wycherley, Eamonn Hunt, Des Nealon, Valerie Spelman.
Duration: 11 minutes
Shot on: RED Camera
Locations: Dublin & Wicklow, Ireland
Formats available: HD Cam, DigiBeta, DVD
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Festivals & Awards:
WINNER ‘Best Irish Short Film’ – Corona Cork Film Festival 2010
WINNER ‘Best Short Film’ – Chicago Irish Film Festival 2011
Official Selection – Tribeca Film Festival 2011
Official Selection – IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection – Jameson Dublin Film Festival
Official Selection – Dingle Film Festival
Nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Award) for ‘Best Short Film’ 2011