Sunday, November 28, 2010

December 1st Screening for World AIDS Day

To mark World AIDS Day, Shebeen Flick is running a Charity Screening in benefit of Clown Without Borders Ireland.

(Suggested donation: €5)

HENRY & SUNNY (2009)
Director: Fergal Rock
Duration: 15min

Synopsis: Henry & Sunny is the bittersweet tale of Henry, an unemployed clown, in love with the famous soap opera actress, Sunny Carmichael.

*Director Fergal Rock will introduce the screening

Director: Mike Casey
Duration: 60min

Synopsis: Clown Around Lesotho! follows the Irish Chapter of Clowns Without Borders to Lesotho, where its population is highly affected by HIV/AIDS.

*Director Mike Casey and Jonathan Gunning (Clowns Without Borders) will take part in a Q&A after the screening


Straight after the Q&A, we will close the night with African drums and groovy tunes by world music band Almond Blue (www.myspace.com/almondblueband).

- Free in!
- 4 pint pitcher of Carlsberg for €14
- Big bag of fresh popcorn for €2

Monday, November 1, 2010


Shebeen Flick is a new film night showing loved & unseen Irish films on Tuesdays at 7.30pm in Shebeen Chic, 4 Georges Street, Dublin 2. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome.

On Wednesday, December 1 Shebeen Flick will host a Charity Screening for World AIDS Day in benefit of Clowns Without Borders. We're delighted to announce that Henry & Sunny will open the night with writer/director Fergal Rock on hand to introduce the film.

Also screening on the night is Mike Casey's 60 minute documentary CLOWN AROUND LESOTHO (2009). The screening will be followed by Q&A with director Mike Casey and Jonathan Gunning from Clowns Without Borders.


Henry & Sunny will screen at ShortSpace
this Thursday, November 4 at 7pm.

On the first Thursday of every month, Filmbase hosts ShortSpace: a selection of short films based around a specific theme or topic. The screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

November's screenings will focus on films made on a range of budgets from 3,000 to 15,000 euros. The full line-up is as follows:

10min | colour | lang: English | 2009
Written and Directed by Lee Cronin
Produced by John Keville

Every night, around the world, couples fall asleep side by side trusting they know what lies beside them.
Tonight, in this apartment, something evil is about to show its true face...

12min | colour | lang: English | 2009
Written and Directed by Jason Butler and Brendan Butler
Produced by Dave Leahy

What if you knew where your Teddy Bear really came from?

10min | colour | lang: English | 2008
Written by Thomas Martin
Directed by Luke McManus
Produced by Morgan Baker

Danger High Voltage tells the story of a brief encounter between two people at the Electric Picnic Festival in Stradbally.
Sarah is having a bad day and her plans for the weekend are unravelling. Mick is down with a few of the lads and is completely in his element.
Strange things happen at music festivals. Danger High Voltage tells a story of one night of a lost weekend.

15min | colour | lang: English | 2009
Written and Directed by Fergal Rock
Produced by Orla Russell Conway

The bittersweet tale of Henry, an unemployed clown in love with a famous soap-opera actress called Sunny Carmichael.

5min | colour | lang: English | 2009
Written by Rodney Lee and David O'Sullivan
Directed by David O'Sullivan
Produced by Miriam Cahill

Convenience store clerk, Baba, falls for the sexy real estate agent across the street. When he sells her lunch, she steals his heart. There is only one way their love can make it...Bollywood Style!

Filmmakers attending on the night include Lee Cronin and John Keville (Through the Night), Dave Leahy and Jason Butler (Tufty), Luke McManus (Danger High Voltage), Fergal Rock and Orla Russell Conway (Henry & Sunny) and David O'Sullivan and Miriam Cahill (Moore St. Masala).

Tickets are now available from Filmbase reception. Phone 01 679 6716 or call by to get yours now! Admission costs €5 for Filmbase members and €8 for non-members.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

DVD sales...

We had a few technical issues with our DVD sales/PayPal account but they've since been rectified.

Henry & Sunny DVDs are now available for purchase @ €12 inc. p&p via the PayPal button on the sidebar.

The first 10 people to purchase a DVD will get a free Henry & Sunny poster!

The poster, designed by Ruby Wave, would make a handsome addition to any wall or indeed any door!

Don't believe us? Here are a few testimonials...

"The poster looks great on my wall" - John, Tokyo.

"It looks brilliant on my door!" - Laura, Oslo.

"It's a truly handsome addition" - Peter, Cabra.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Henry & Sunny round-up...

September was a tremendous month for all involved with Henry & Sunny.

The short film, written and directed by Fergal Rock and produced by Orla Russell-Conway, screened six times on both sides of the Atlantic and Director of Photography Orla Russell-Conway won the Best Cinematography Award at the first ever Underground Cinema Awards.

The awards took place in Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney on 18th September and were presented by Eamon Gilmore TD. This award caps a remarkable summer for the filmmakers following Henry & Sunny’s screening at Hollywood’s Feel Good Film Festival in August where the film was nominated for the Best Director (Fergal Rock) and Best Actress (Dorothy Cotter) Awards.

“It’s really rewarding to have all the hard work and good will that goes into making an independent short film acknowledged in this way”, said Russell-Conway. “It’s a testimony to all the talent that was involved in bringing this film to life. I am delighted and very honoured to receive this award, especially given the standard of filmmaking in this country.”

Henry & Sunny tells the bittersweet tale of Henry (Paulo Braganca), an unemployed clown, in love with a famous soap opera actress named Sunny Carmichael (Dorothy Cotter).

Rock and Russell-Conway’s next short, On Our Way, is in post-production and is due for a December release.

A limited number of Henry & Sunny DVDs are now available for purchase at a cost of €10 plus €2p&p. The DVDs can be purchased via our paypal account on the sidebar.

If you would like to screen Henry & Sunny at any forthcoming festivals or events please contact us at henryandsunnyfilms@gmail.com

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Best Cinematography Award goes to...

Congratulations to Henry & Sunny cinematographer Orla Russell-Conway who won the Best Cinematography Award at the first ever Underground Cinema Awards on Saturday.

Orla not only shot the film but produced it as well and the award is very much deserved. We're delighted!

Congratulations also to Dave Byrne for organising a great night's entertainment. Dave screened over a hundred films at last year's Underground Cinema and has vowed to keep screening them as long as we keep making them!

Dave has been a great supporter of Henry & Sunny since the film screened at Underground Cinema last April and we thank him for everything he's done for Irish short films over the past year.

Underground Cinema are currently seeking submissions for next year's screenings. Please check out wwww.underground-cinema.com for more information.

Friday, September 17, 2010


On Friday September 17, arts workers in every constituency around the country will meet their local TDs, including An Taoiseach Brian Cowen with his local Offaly-based artists and arts workers, to put the campaign demands before their public representatives, as well as raising additional local arts issues. NCFA members will also host a series of events around the country to further highlight, to the government and the general public, the important role the arts plays in the nation’s economic, social and civic recovery. There are a number of elements to the day, some of which are listed here below. Please be sure to get in touch with your Local Arts Workers Group to make sure you are a part of the action in your constituency.

Meeting Taoiseach Brian Cowen as part of the Campaign’s National Day of Action

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy, Chair of Birr Arts Centre, Rowena Keaveney, visual artist and arts therapy worker and 83 year old, John Beesley who is attending Clara Day Care Unit and is involved in many arts projects in the unit, are the National Campaign for the Arts workers who’ll be meeting with An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, at the county council building in Tullamore at 12:30pm to discuss with him both local issues and the key demands of the NCFA. In the run-up to the 2011 budget the National Campaign for the Arts is calling for the maintenance of existing levels of arts funding to all agencies for the arts including The Arts Council, the Irish Film Board and Culture Ireland, the assurance that local authority arts funding will be protected and that significant new funding be made available to the arts and cultural sector, helping to build on its cultural tourism potential, through the creation of a dedicated cultural tourism fund.

Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport will participate in the National Day of Action by attending an event at the Pavilion Theatre entitled ‘Meet Our Artists: Generations Share’. This event, organized by the National Campaign for the Arts, is a public conversation with three leading artists living or working in the Dun Laoghaire area, interviewed by emerging youth performers and arts enthusiast.


Dublin: 1pm – The Irish Writers Centre & the Garden of Remembrance
Chairman of the Irish Writers’ Centre, Jack Harte, will walk from the IWC in Parnell Square, accompanied by a piper to lay a wreath at the Garden of Remembrance in honour and recognition of all the dead generations of writers who contributed to the creation of our state and the formation of our national identity. As part of this ceremony, Liam Mac Uistin will read his poem that is inscribed on the back wall of the Garden and that encapsulates the spirit of this commemorative shrine.All present will then return to the Writers’ Centre, where writers and members of the public will read short pieces from all the writers that are being commemorated.

Dublin South Central: 12:45pm – The Back Loft, Off Thomas Street, ‘The Thing Is’

A celebration of the arts which will include music, readings, short films and various other fun stuff.

The full line-up is as follows: - Ecosystem – a short film by Dublin South Central Arts Workers. Kevin Doherty performing from his latest album “Telegraph”; Eugene O’Brien reading from his award winning play “Eden”; Peter Sirr reading from his new collection of poetry “The Thing Is”; Grace Dyas of THEATREclub talks about her work; Music from Kevin Doherty and Marie Mulholland; Screening of award winning short film “Henry & Sunny”, shot in and around Thomas Street.

Dun Laoghaire: 5-6pm – The Pavilion Theatre, ‘Meet Our Artists: Generations Share’

A public conversation with three leading artists living or working in the Dun Laoghaire area, interviewed by emerging youth performers and arts enthusiasts.

Galway East & West: 2pm – On steps of Townhall Theatre – ‘TDs as Artists for a Day

TDs from each political party in Galway East and West are teaming up with well-known Galway artists to present a short performance of music, poetry, prose and juggling on the steps of the Townhall Theatre. The event starts at 2pm and the full list is - Michael D. Higgins TD & Poet Moya Cannon Poetry Reading, Padraig McCormack TD with Mike Hennelly & Steven McGinley Juggling, Noel Grealish TD & Writer Susan Millar DuMars Poetry Reading, Michael Kitt TD, Mairtin O’connor and Mary McPartlan , Sen. Fidelma Healy Eames & Kevin Higgins, Poetry Reading, Paul Connaughton TD & Little John Nee, prose reading, Minister Eamon O Cuiv & Colette Nic Aodha, with a poetry reading as Gaeilge.

Galway South: Portumna Shorelines Festival

A debate about the value of the arts will run on Friday 17 September as part of Portumna Shorelines Festival

Laois-Offaly: Youth Dance Event

Legitimate Bodies Youth Dance will present a free performance in Tullamore town centre while artist Jessica Foley engages with local school children and the general public to create a special exhibition that will run for the day in Birr Theatre and Arts Centre.

Meath West: 3pm – Solstice Arts Centre, Concer

Music and live arts for all at the Navan arts centre

North Tipperary: 8pm - Source Arts Centre, Open Stage

Local artists (professional or amateur) are invited to do a spot on the Source Arts Centre’s stage as part of a free event celebrating the arts.

South Tipperary: The Magical Moment Tree

Clonmel Junction Festival in conjunction with other cultural providers in South Tipperary will collaborate on building The Magical Moment Tree in The Common Thread Café. Starting on the NCFA Day of Action on 17 September and culminating on Culture Night on 24 September, the CJF team, with South Tipperary Artists Brigid Teehan and Lynn Mather will commence the building of the Magical Moment Tree. Members of the public of all ages and backgrounds are asked to come to The Common Thread and fill out a card and share a magical Arts moment with the community. On Culture Night, TDs, Senators and local representatives will be invited to come to the unveiling of the tree, to celebrate the importance of the arts in the community.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Opening night at Feel Good!

Henry & Sunny Writer/Director Fergal Rock and Lead Actress Dorothy Cotter on the yellow carpet at the Feel Good Film Festival's Opening Night Celebration in Hollywood. Video courtesy of Pepper Jay and Actors Reporter.

Feeling good at Feel Good!

Henry & Sunny hits the town!


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Forthcoming screenings!

Henry & Sunny will screen at the Portobello Film Festival in London from September 13-15.

The Portobello Film Festival was created in 1996 as a reaction to the moribund state of the British film industry, to provide a forum for new film-makers and give exposure to movies on different formats. Many of their previously out-on-a-limb directors have since been recognised by the big fish in the industry. The festival has been dubbed ‘the wild side of Brit Film’ (Metro), ‘this pioneering film festival’ (Evening Standard), ‘the biggest celebration of independent film in Europe’ (The Independent) and ‘London’s biggest filmic free-for-all’ (Time Out).

We're delighted to announce our second US screening in as many months. Henry & Sunny will screen at Blissfest on September 19 in Colorado, USA.

Blissfest is all about community and the arts, working together in a positive environment to raise money for charitable organizations. It is a non-competitive, very exciting series of performances and films. The festival celebrates and supports Peace, Bliss, the arts, and charitable causes.

Meanwhile the Underground Cinema Short Film Festival takes place over two days in The Screen Cinema, D'Olier Street.

The first Underground Cinema Short Irish Film Festival will take place in the Screen Cinema on September 16th & 17th at 7.30pm nightly. Admission €10.

They will be screening 30 of the best short Irish films that Underground Cinema have screened since they first began our monthly screenings in September 2009.

Henry & Sunny screens on Thursday, September 16.

Henry & Sunny will also screen as part of The Underground Cinema Roadshow.

The next Roadshow screening is in Naas on Sunday, September, 26.

Check out the Underground Cinema website for more details.

I Am a Cinematographer

August has been a terrific month for Henry & Sunny and September is shaping up to be just as good with four screenings (in Colorado, London, Dublin & Naas) already confirmed!

We had a fantastic time in Hollywood where Henry & Sunny screened at the excellent Feel Good Film Festival. Full report coming soon!

A belated congratulations to Henry & Sunny Producer/Cinematographer Orla Russell-Conway who has been nominated for Best Cinematographer at the Underground Cinema Awards! The awards take place on September 18 at Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, Killiney.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Through a lens brightly...

Henry & Sunny Producer/Director of Photography Orla Russell-Conway talks to journalist Sinead Gleeson about the film and her career in today's Irish Times.

You can read the full interview online here!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hollywood Nominations for Henry & Sunny!

‘Henry & Sunny’ has been nominated for three awards at Hollywood’s Feel Good Film Festival!

In addition to Best Short, Fergal Rock has been nominated for Best Director while Dorothy Cotter has been nominated for Best Actress.

Fergal is the only short film director to receive a Best Director nomination and will compete against five feature film directors for the Award.

Dorothy has been nominated alongside Greta Gerwig (Greenberg) for Best Actress.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Henry & Sunny Publicity Round-Up!

If you missed writer/director Fergal Rock's appearance on Arena (RTÉ Radio 1) last month the podcast is now online!

The Dundalk Democrat ran a piece about Fergal and Henry & Sunny's Hollywood screening on July 7 as did the Drogheda Independent. The Independent's article isn't available online but we'll scan it and upload it very soon.

Thanks also to the Ferdia Times who ran this piece. And to Film Ireland and IFTN as well.

In other news, the Feel Good Film Festival program has been announced! Henry & Sunny will screen in the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, August 14.

We can't wait!

The festival has already received coverage via The Hollywood Reporter, Film Threat and Examiner.com

More publicity coming soon!

Don't forget our fundraiser is on Sunday, July 25th in The Odessa Club at 8pm. Admission is €8. There'll be a special screening of Henry & Sunny, followed by live music, DJ and raffle. Bar serves till 12.30am. See you there!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Henry & Sunny Goes To Hollywood!

As you know our short film Henry & Sunny has been selected to screen at the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood California this August. We need your help to make the trip over in order to represent the film and Ireland at this prestigious event. The screening will be held in the famed Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, where the first Hollywood premiere was held in 1922.

We are hosting a Hollywood Fundraiser at the the Odessa Club on Sunday 25th July and hope you can be there.

Doors: 8pm
Admission €8
Bar is open until 12.30am

Entertainment on the night includes:

** Screening of Henry & Sunny **

** Live Music from

Billy Fitzgerald (The Dead Flags)


Tony Leddy (LeddyBelly)

and more...

** DJ

** And a good old fashioned raffle! **

Interview with Dorothy Cotter...

Dorothy Cotter - Henry & Sunny Interview from HenryandSunnyFilms on Vimeo.

Check out our interview with 'Henry & Sunny' star Dorothy Cotter in which Dorothy tells us how she came to be involved with the project, talks about her love of acting and reveals one of her favourite scenes to film was....

Watch the interview and find out!

Interviewed by Fergal Rock

Camera & Sound by Orla Russell Conway

Edited by Nick Callan

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Henry & Sunny on Arena...

On Tuesday, June 29 Writer/Director Fergal Rock was invited on to Arena, RTÉ Radio 1's arts and culture programme, to talk about Henry & Sunny's forthcoming screening at the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

Arena features guests and items from the worlds of movies, television, music and literature and broadcasts Monday-Friday from 7.30pm.

We'll add a link to the podcast of Fergal's interview with host Seán Rocks as soon as RTÉ upload it!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Follow Henry & Sunny on Twitter!

Follow us on Twitter for news of all our upcoming screenings!


Reaction from Porto7!

We'd like to say a big thank you to our good friend Jorge Mendes who was kind enough to represent us at last weekend's Porto7 - Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens do Porto.

'Henry & Sunny' was warmly received with great laughter and applause and some people left whistling the melody! What more could you ask for!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer madness continues at MadArt!

Henry & Sunny's summer of love continues!

The good folks at animators.ie are hosting a Picnic with short movies!

...An evening of the very best in short film and animation to be held in the MadArt Gallery, 56 Lower Gardiner Street this Thursday, June 24th at 7pm!

Come along and see 'Henry & Sunny' before Hollywood remakes it!


(Bring your own picnic blanket & sandwiches!)

Monday, June 14, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' to screen in Portugal!!!

‘Henry & Sunny’ has been officially selected for competition at Porto 7 – Festival Internacional de Curtas-metragens do Porto which takes place in Portugal from June 16th to 20th. Porto 7 promotes the production and exhibition of short films, music videos and cultural exchanges between different nationalities participating in artistic forms of expression. The festival is a non-profit event and all screenings are free.

This is particularly exciting for us as 'Henry & Sunny' star Paulo Braganca is a native of Portugal!

Full details coming soon!

Hooray for Hollywood!!!!

'Henry & Sunny' has been invited to participate in the Feel Good Short Film Competition held August 13th through August 15th, at Hollywood’s prestigious Egyptian Theatre!!! The festival showcases “films with happy endings, that make audiences laugh, and that capture the beauty of our world”. We're absolutely thrilled!

Hooray for 'Henry & Sunny'!!!

‘Henry & Sunny’ has also been selected for the Underground Cinema Roadshow which opens in Fermoy, Co. Cork on July 4th. Other films on the bill include No Justice, Of Best Intentions, Sugar Stick, Out of Tune, Lucky Escape, The End is Night, Over My Dead Body, Penny & The Man in the Boot. Underground Cinema is a monthly access program based in Dun Laoghaire which showcases some of the best short films in the country.

Monday, June 7, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' to screen at the Éigse Carlow Arts Festival!

Following on from our successful screening at the 'Corona' Fastnet Short Film Festival' last week 'Henry & Sunny' will next screen at the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival on Fri. 11th June, at 11.30pm..

The festival will display a vibrant programme of events spanning ten days and nights. Featuring a dynamic and diverse range of entertainment and arts, the 2010 Éigse festival will transform Carlow into the cultural hub of the South East.

'Henry & Sunny' will screen as part of the Éigse Film Shorts showcase which takes place in the impressive new Omniplex Digital Cinema in Carlow.

Full programme details can be found on the website below.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' to screen at Fastnet Short Film Festival (Cork)...

'Henry & Sunny' will screen at the Fastnet Short Film Festival in Schull, Cork on Thursday, May 27th.

An independent festival, Fastnet is dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers in a forum to celebrate the short film.

The full programme is viewable here!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Interview with Paulo Braganca Part 3...

The final installment of our three part interview with 'Henry & Sunny' star Paulo Braganca is now online. Here Paulo talks about public reaction to 'Henry & Sunny', his reasons for coming to Ireland and his plans for the future. We wish him well!

Henry & Sunny - Paulo Braganca Interview Part 3 from HenryandSunnyFilms on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' - The People's Choice!!!

A huge thank you to everyone who voted in the New Arrivals competiton.

As a result of your kind efforts we won the PUBLIC VOTE but sadly the jury selected one of the other shorts as the month's winner. Your support and feedback was very much appreciated however.

We salute you!!!

Here's a sample of some of the many wonderful comments we received:

Susie Grant
Sweet and playful film, touches the heart and pleases the eye. Well done!

Divine Murder
Scannán mhaith. Go n-eiridh an tádh libh.

Els De Rooij
Brilliant film. compliments!!!

***** excellent, well done to everyone involved. ***** would gladly buy a few copies of "bigger shoes"!!! Support your local clowns!

Kim Berg
The best bitterscotch seems to come from Ireland! Sunny girl is the star! Five stars actually...

Marie Kok ( Age 5)
Love this film. Specially the happy end in the hospital! Love the clowns! and Henry and ................ S U N N Y ! ! ! !

Cormac Bradley
Genius - 5 Stars

Gozde Onaran
lovely! 5 stars!

Loved it! Fun little love story.


Mark Dunne
A terrific short - poignant and beautifull photographed. Well done!

Zeer plezierige Ierse film. Vier sterren van me.

Entertaining, engaging and intelligent - the perfect meld of quirkiness and heart. 5 Stars!!

Ronan Buckley
Super film, 5 stars!

Andy Sullivan
Excellent short . . .5 stars

its got action, its got comedy -something for all the family. 5*

Damian Rock
Great storyline and worth watching again

Barry McGuire
Great movie. fair play ferg and good luk!

Excellent photography. Could only vote 5 stars, but wanted to give 6!

Karol Sadleir
What a beautiful film, well done to all involved. You are a very talented and creative group of people. I loved it! Congratulations.

Martin Cotter
A beautifully shot and thought provoking piece, bittersweet like quality chocolate! A definite five stars.

C'est magnifique l'angoisse d'un amour comme ca!Des millions d'etoiles *****

Fantastico!Sublime!A crueza amarga do amor verdadeiro sem tiques falsos e palavras doces de trazer por casa.Um filme honesto sem lamechices intelectuais.Uma simples obra prima.Loads of stars ***** ***** ***** *****

Thousand stars. Loved it ...My eyes are just tears.***** 5 stars *****

Luis Rodrigues
All the stars in the sky are scarce for the supreme beauty of this film. All the very best!

Thomas Bourke
Terrific film! 5 star direction and performances.

Kate Cotter
Wow! Originality, poignancy, humour and beautifully shot!

Jorge Mendes
Can't wait to watch it!

Lovely atmospheric short

Greg Corcoran
Clowns. Music. Love. In black and white. What's not to like?!? A fine short film. *****

Mary Holland
***** Loved the film!

Emma Brezing
excellent quality stuff, beautiful music and thought provoking 5 stars *****

Mark Wale
Sad, quirky, profound...absolutely delightful!

Brian Durnin
Very cool...

Alan Byrne
Well worth a second and third viewing. Something new each time. 5 Stars

Carrie Crowley
This is really beautiful and deserves to be seen. Go neiri go geal libh!

Ronan Hickey
Brilliant stuff! 5 stars

Mary Kelly
Enchanting! 5 stars :)

Kim De Bruin
Five Stars ***** :) Loved it!

David Manning
A great independent effort

Louise Acheson
I really liked this one. Five stars! :)

Fergal Quinn
Loved this film. Imaginative and slyly comic five stars

Albert Haitjema
Brilliant film with which makes you laugh and think at the same time.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Arrivals @ Rotterdam Film Festival IMPORTANT NEWS FLASH!!!

Hey folks! We're delighted to inform you that Henry & Sunny has been nominated for the second round of the New Arrivals programme for the Rotterdam Film Festival!

On Thursday, April 29th 2010 the jury will select the winner of the month from the nominated films.

If we get enough votes we'll screen at the 2010 Official Rotterdam Film Festival!

We'd like that.

The public - you lovely folk! - can vote for the best film so please click on the link below and give 'Henry & Sunny' your FIVE STARS!!!

Thanks to everyone who voted so far and for all your lovely comments!

Henry & Sunny, um filme de Fergal Rock...

'Henry & Sunny' has received great support since it premiered at the Flat Lake Literary & Arts Festival last August. We're very appreciative of all your efforts to promote our film.

Jorge Mendes, a Portuguese fan of Paulo Braganca's music
, contacted us when he heard about 'Henry & Sunny' and offered to promote the film on his Fase Berlinense blog.


He has since provided us with a wealth of information about Portuguese film festivals and his blog postings about Paulo and our film have been of great benefit to us.

Jorge has now created a Portuguese website for 'Henry & Sunny' and it looks brilliant! (... better than our own to be honest!)

You can visit Jorge's website at the link below. Thanks Jorge!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' news update...

Our next screening will take place at Underground Cinema on Friday, April 30th. The trailer for the screening is now viewable on the Underground Cinema website and YouTube

Also, coming soon, the third and final part of our interview with Henry & Sunny star Paulo Braganca. The final installment in our trilogy, it may not be as good as Return of the King but it's definitely better than Matrix Revolutions!

Following the conclusion of Paulo's interview we'll bring you our interview with Henry & Sunny star Dorothy Cotter. Here Dorothy talks about playing Sunny Carmichael and tells us about her musical alter ego EleventyFour

EleventyFour - Small Wonders

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Underground Cinema, April Program...

Underground Cinema have announced their April program where 'Henry & Sunny' will screen alongside a host of brilliant shorts and music videos.

We hope to see you there!

Here's the full line up.

Underground Cinema will soon begin a massive campaign to attract title sponsorship for the Underground Film Festival in September. They're looking for testimonials to aid them in this venture so if you've been to any of the previous screenings and enjoyed them please drop them a line.

You can view some testimonials by clicking on the following link http://www.underground-cinema.com/apps/testimonials/

Thursday, April 1, 2010

An Interview with Paulo Braganca Part 2...

Henry & Sunny - Paulo Braganca interview Part 2 from HenryandSunnyFilms on Vimeo.

Part 2 of our interview with 'Henry & Sunny' star Paulo Braganca has been added to our Vimeo channel. Here Paulo discusses his starring role in João Botelho's award-winning Tráfico and his role as Henry in 'Henry & Sunny'.

Interviewed by Fergal Rock

Camera & Sound by Orla Russell Conway

Edited by Nick Callan

Henry & Sunny - Paulo Braganca Interview Part 1 from HenryandSunnyFilms on Vimeo.

Part 1 of our interview with 'Henry & Sunny' star Paulo Braganca in which Paulo discusses his early career as a Fado singer in Portugal and tells us how he came to be involved with the film.

Interviewed by Fergal Rock

Camera & Sound by Orla Russell Conway

Edited by Nick Callan

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'Henry & Sunny' to screen at Underground Cinema...

Our next Dublin screening will take place at Underground Cinema, in the Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Friday, April 30th.

Underground Cinema is a monthly access program based in Dun Laoghaire. The program showcases on the big screen some of the best Short Irish Films in the country.

All short films submitted to Underground Cinema will be considered for the Underground Short Film Festival, September 2010.

The top 100 films will be short listed to 30 films. Awards will be given in recognition of film making, including acting, directing, writing, cinematography, editing and original music.

In addition, there will be two other awards, a special award selected by the audience and the Best Film Award

Full details coming soon!

'Henry & Sunny' join the rebel clowns of Amsterdam....

Following our recent Amsterdam screening we received an exciting mail from the - wait for it! - Amsterdam Rebel Clowns . The Rebel Clowns enjoyed our film so much they've invited us to join forces and plan to showcase 'Henry & Sunny' at forthcoming 'infonights'. We are - as you can imagine - simply thrilled!

Rebelact, the Amsterdam battalion of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army is looking for fools and rebels, radicals and rascals, tricksters and traitors, mutineers and malcontents to join its ranks.

You could be part of a fighting force armed with ruthless love and fully trained in the ancient art of clowning and non-violent direct action. You could learn ingeniously stupid tactics that baffle the powerful.

You don't need to like clowns or soldiers, you just need to love life and laughter as much as rebellion. If you think you've got what it takes then follow your future red nose & join Rebelact, the Amsterdam battalion of C.I.R.C.A.!

Like all armies, people who wish to join, have to undergo training. Before going into battle with Rebelact, recruits take part in intensive 'Bigshoe Camps' lasting approximately three days for the Basic Rebel Clown Training. At the end of the training you will be capable of taking on Rebel Clown Army mission. Becoming a clownbattant can be challenging, but it's a rewarding life.

Rebelact offers you a weekend training, that takes anybody and everybody on a journey to find their inner clown, release the spontaneous self, learning how to cooperate in a group, to do some very basic physical and narrative improvisation. We also cover the universal rebel clowning techniques. These are the tools you'll need to join Rebelact.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Amsterdam, Articulation(s)...

We're delighted with the feedback we've received from Henry & Sunny's screening in Amsterdam on Tuesday night. It sounds like the film went down a treat!

Don't forget to take a look at kortefilmonline (see last post) for details of further Dutch adventures.

Hopefully we'll have news of more screenings in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

International Film Festival Rotterdam...

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of a few kind hearted Henry & Sunny fans in Amsterdam we've been able to submit our film for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

In cooperation with NPS (a Dutch public broadcaster) the festival will show all submissions online. The editors will select three films every month from which a jury will choose the winner of that month.

After one year, the winners will be shown at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2011 and the overall winner will receive the New Arrivals Award during the festival.

If you haven't yet seen 'Henry & Sunny' you can view it at Korte Film Online

Feel free to rate the film and leave a friendly comment!