COPE film generating quite a buzz

Posted on: 6th May, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Above: COPE service users who took part in filming: L-R Wayne O'Sullivan (Courtmacsherry), Paul O'Driscoll (Bandon) and Leo Buckley (Bandon).

The Park Cinema, Clonakilty will premier ‘On The Pig’s Back’ at a private screening on Tuesday May 13. This short comedy film features amateur actors from COPE Foundation, Clogheen, Clonakilty and was filmed in West Cork. The red carpet event celebrates the creativity of the people that COPE support, giving family and friends the opportunity to see their loved ones on the big screen.

An early evening showing will screen a triple bill of short films made at COPE over the past year, together with introductions by cast members, who will explain the projects.

‘On The Pig’s Back‘ is a touching comedy heist and showcases the talents of many of COPE’s service users. It evolved through a series of improvisation workshops facilitated by the director, Alison Glennie. Limited funding allowed COPE to use the services of a professional videographer / editor but the budget could not stretch to a sound crew and equipment. It has been subtitled to aid clarity and also to amplify the all-inclusive nature of the work. This unusual short film is generating quite a buzz and has already been selected for inclusion at the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull later this May.

‘Distant Shores’, a documentary short, is a poignant series of interviews on the impact of emigration upon those left behind. It won a prize for the Gathering Project at the Fastnet Short Film Festival in 2013. It was shot on an iPhone.

‘Let Me Be Brave in The Attempt’ documents past and present qualifiers, as they journey to the Special Olympics Irish Games in Limerick this summer. This project was a collaboration between Laurna Levis (PE) and Alison Glennie (Drama) and was originally conceived as a video diary, embracing the use of digital technology, in the absence of more sophisticated equipment, which the centre does not have access to. This documentary was selected for inclusion by the Ablevision Ireland Film Festival In Drogheda in March this year.

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Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

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