Distribution News: Short Films Last Service & Forgotten Paradise

Bertie Brosnan’s new short art-films Last Service & Forgotten Paradise funded by the Cork City Arts are available online for free

Forgotten Paradise is a short film following a silent homeless man as he quietly ponders his last day. Forgotten Paradise stars Charlie Ruxton (Into The West, Titanic: Blood & Steel)

Last Service is a short documentary following a Gravedigger as he goes about his day at home and in work and like Forgotten Paradise, there is more to this man than meets the eye. Featuring Stephen O’ Connor (The Young Offenders)

Bertie Brosnan (Con, Sineater, Jacob Wrestling With The Angel) produced, directed and edited Last Service & Forgotten Paradise. Brian O’ Connor (Con, Message) shot both films. And, both were coloured by Phillip Morozov (Sineater, Jacob Wrestling With The Angel, Con). Sound Design by Brian Lane (Date Night, Disappear, Receptive. Totally Receptive), Music by Bensound www.bensound.com & Jason and Cori Fernandez (Sineater, Jacob Wrestling With The Angel) Posters design by Ray Foley.

Bertie Brosnan’s films have been critically acclaimed and selected at international film festivals and markets such as ‘Cork Film Festival’, ‘Fastnet Film Festival’, ‘Kerry Film Festival’, ‘Cannes Short Film Corner’, ‘Hollywood North Film Festival’, and much more. His films received many nominations including winning a Cinematography Award for his last short film: Sineater. Both his previous short films are currently being distributed worldwide by Shorts TV.

Director, Bertie says: “It was a wonderful experience creating these films, the budget was only 3,000 euros but I was able to harness the creative powers of small crews and the wonderfully talented Charlie Ruxton & Stephen O’ Connor. As a writer, I am always interested in characters that have a depth to them that isn’t always apparent. As a society, we judge and marginalize ‘types’ of people in a matter of seconds, as we never take the time to understand a little about them. With these two shorts films, I am hoping to shed some light on two characters that our society has preconceived judgement.”

Krank: “…it’s only a matter of time before the film world wakes up and takes note of a very talented filmmaker.”

Film Ireland: “Bertie Brosnan is passion personified. From the moment you meet him, his love for movies and the process of filmmaking is instantly apparent.”

Forgotten Paradise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsMEMSNq5Wc

Last Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XMiVbRqrq4

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Film is supported by Cork City Arts: http://www.corkcity.ie/services/corporateandexternalaffairs/arts