RTÉ’s Shortscreen series will feature the ‘Galway Film Centre & RTÉ Short Film Commission’ film this January.
The Boring Diary of Frances Noone will screen on RTÉ 2 at 12am (midnight) on Monday 22nd January.
“It’s 1987 in Northern Ireland. Frances Noone is ten years old and terminally bored. When her cruel teacher McEvilly tells her to write a diary of her weekend to read out in class Frances panics. Her life is so boring. There is nothing to do9 but watch the street from her window. When she goes to stay with her granny she realises her new neighbour is McEvilly. Eek! But what McEvilly doesn’t know is that her own secret antics with the headmaster will become the contents of Frances’s diary to be read on Monday morning.”
The Boring Diary of Frances Noone was selected for the 2015 ‘RTÉ / Galway Film Centre Short Film Commission Scheme‘. Scriptwriter Jacinta Owens worked with Script Editor Deirdre Roycroft to develop and refine her short film script. The film is directed by Cara Holmes and produced by Edwina Forkin.
Jacinta Owens is an enthusiastic, talented writer with a distinctive voice and a wonderful turn of phrase. Her style is naturally comic and observant. One of the most striking aspects of her work is her personal association with the material. She writes close to home, and from her heart, which means every beat is utterly truthful. This, coupled with her knack for capturing the crazy in the everyday, makes her a writer with fantastic potential.
Cara Holmes is an award-winning film and television director and editor. She is a creative editor who incorporates powerful visual images and the observations of people into intimate, multilayered forms of storytelling. Cara has recently directed and edited, ‘Queen of the Plough’. This short film won Best Short Documentary at the Galway Film Fleadh in 2015. Other directing credits include: ‘Our Gemma‘, ‘Runs in the Family‘, ‘If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it‘ and ‘Feminism 101‘ Her films focus on LGBT, Feminism and Disability rights. ‘The Boring Diary of Frances Noone‘ is Cara’s first foray into directing drama. www.caraholmes.com
Edwina Forkin set up Zanzibar Films in 2002 where she has created a strong, strategic, dynamic company. Zanzibar Films has now established itself as one of Ireland’s most exciting and promising film and television production companies. Its aim is to produce quality, entertaining projects with a main criteria being working with emerging talent who share the Zanzibar sense of enthusiasm, dedication, love of film and life in general. www.zanzibarfilms.net
Shortscreen features the best of Irish Short Films every Monday night on RTÉ2 with the films also available on the RTÉ Player.
For details on this years RTÉ / GFC Short Film Commission see here.