“Scared of Crows” short film is currently in production and stars Joe Mullins (Pilgrim Hill, Glassland)!
A middle-aged farmer, (Joe Mullins, Pilgrim Hill), awakes in his dark scrapyard-like bedroom to another day he would rather not face. He has a face given to him from a diet of alcohol and fried food. As he coughs up the fluid gathered in his lungs during the night, he seems to be a man teetering on the edge of a coffin.
Joe’s son, Peter, is a young man with a sickly frame and big child-like eyes. There is something off about him, something you can’t place. The baggy blackness droops from his eyes and his slumped shoulders sink into the table under the weight of the insomnia slowly crushing him.
There is very little love between the two, only resentment and anger. Their only common love was their wife/mother Mary who was lost to sadness one year ago. Every day is the same: work the failing farm, feed what’s left of the animals, cut some wood, try to fix the crumbling walls.
But today is different: something will happen that has not happened since Peter was a small child, something that tore his young mind to pieces. Tonight he will endure it once more. Joe has his duty and will not be deterred by the terrified pleas of his son.
DIRECTOR/WRITER – Enda O’Connor – Enda is an extremely talented director and vfx specialist. He’s worked on critically acclaimed drama Amber, horror film From The Dark, and award winning documentaries such as Natan and Very Extremely Dangerous.
PRODUCER – Janette Lynch – Janette is currently working on her first major feature film for Screenworks Production Company. This is her second time producing a short film for Enda.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Miguel Angel Vinas – Miguel is a very exciting up and coming DoP. He’s worked his way up from a camera intern for noted cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto on the films Broken Embraces and Biutiful which were directed by the internationally lauded filmmakers Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro González Iñárritu. He has also worked on Secret Scripture, Penny Dreadful and the Vikings and has been 2nd AC on commercials for Adidas, BMW and Nike, to name a few.
LEAD ACTOR – Joe Mullins – Joe is best-known for his performance as Jimmy Walsh in Gerard Barrett’s acclaimed PILGRIM HILL which was selected for the Telluride Film Festival 2012, the BFI London Film Festival 2012, and also won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award at the Galway Film Festival 2012. He has also starred in Barrett’s follow up, Glassland with Jack Reynor.
This post was written by Nadia Vella