The Dream Baby Dream project is a commission by Letterkenny Regional Cultural Centre and Leagues O’Toole (Foggy Notions) for three Irish filmmakers to collaborate with Irish musicians on 16mm film work.
Katie Kim, Lemoncello, Elaine Howley and Rachael Lavelle are the musicians in question, and Bob Gallagher, Laura Quirke and Charlie Joe Doherty are the filmmakers for the project.
Their collected short films will be showcased at the Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin, along with live music from the musicians in question at Screen 1 on Thursday May 11th 2023 at 7pm. Buy tickets priced at €25 here.
The films were previously screened at the Regional Cultural Centre.
More about the films
Directed by Laura Quirke. Music by Rachael Lavelle & Claire Kinsella.
Lemoncello’s Laura Quirke has made a short film called Devotion, with original music by the band.
Through candid recordings of dialogue between a mother and her children, ‘Devotion’ raises questions of the sacrifices we make to find joy and purpose in life. These intimate conversations are woven into dreamlike sequences of a young woman living two alternate lives; pondering the choice of motherhood, the creative pursuit and the ultimate questions of how, why and to whom we choose to devote our time.
Hour of the Ox
Directed by Bob Gallagher. Music by Katie Kim.
Filmmaker Bob Gallagher has made a short experimental documentary, that serves as a companion piece to Katie Kim’s recent album of the same title, Hour of the Ox’.
The film takes an abstract look at the creative process behind the album, focusing in particular on Kim and Gallagher’s mutual appreciation of cattle. Beautifully shot on 16mm, the documentary combines an array of bovine footage with interviews recorded with Katie, an ox farmer and a butcher, exploring the question ‘Why do we do what we do?’ raised in the album’s lyrics.
This Year’s Lull
Directed by Charlie Joe Doherty. Music by Elaine Howley.
Letterkenny film-maker and photographer Charlie Joe Doherty, has worked with The Murder Capital.
This years lull follows a young man, BAMBI, on the course of a Sunday in his rural costal existence in Donegal, Ireland. The opening sequence is an ebb and flow of spoken word and imagery, incapsulating the mourning of time and the loss of those around us in the sprawl of adolescent fading.