Venue : An Díseart

Date : Sat 29th April

Time : 12.00pm

Cost : Free

Sacred Heart University, School of Communication and Media Arts

Presents “Automatic Cinema”

A Collection of Award-Winning Thesis Films

For over ten years, Sacred Heart University has been bringing over American students to experience the very best culture and sense of community that Dingle has to offer. This year marks the first time Sacred Heart’s School of Communication and Media Arts (SCMA) has held a semester-long film program here in Dingle. Recognizing the thriving art and film culture here in Dingle, Sacred Heart University’s SCMA program has made a commitment to continuing the education and preservation of the cinematic arts. To commemorate this inaugural semester, Sacred Heart University is proud to present a collection of award-winning short films written and directed by their graduate film students.

The Clearing (8:15)

Inspired by Stephen King and childhood bike rides, The Clearing tells a supernatural story about a young boy and his kid sister as they explore a clearing in a field.
Written and Directed by Antonio Esposito
Produced by Mariah Wheeler and Stephen Buskey

Macon City Breakdown (19:04)

An emotional examination of love, loss and rock-n-roll is at the heart of this American southern gothic film.
Directed by Sean O’Donovan
Written by Sean O’Donovan and Sophie Hornby
Produced by Gina DeLisa

The Star Gazers (17:32)

Set against the South African prairies, The Star Gazers tells the story of what happens when a romantic gets woken up to the cruelty of love?
Written and Directed by Andrea Van Niekerk
Produced by Zane Luther and Elani Smit

Salvation (15:42)

Based off of a hundred true stories, Salvation tells the story of one boy’s experiene in a reparative therapy camp.
Written and Directed by Ryan Hess
Produced by Pierce Kuchle and Alicia Bozzone

Attitudes in Motion (15:00)

What happens when an aging high school dance teacher becomes jealous of one of her star students?
Written and Directed by Tiffani Lynch
Produced by Alicia Bozzone

The Tragedy of Chance (16:00)

With ripped from the headlines urgency, The Tragedy of Chance tells a heartbreaking story about the contemporary race relations in the United States public schools.
Written and Directed by Le’Qentez Brown
Produced by Chay-Anna Crumble

Second Chance (16:46)

A distraught young man is given a Second Chance after he mysteriously travels back in time.
Directed by Ryan Cotrupi
Written by Ryan Cotrupi and Mike Smith
Produced by Rudy Uhde 
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