ADAM Short Film: View it here…

Many years ago, I wrote a short story about a little boy struggling as he witnesses the violent arguments between his parents. A loner who does not smile, ADAM is 7 and deeply affected by the violence at home, the constant tension and the spoken and the unspoken messages he is too young to comprehend.

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He likes wearing his daddy’s motorcycle helmet. No-one can see him under there, in the secret world behind the black visor, his impenetrable armour. Inside there, he can be afraid and he can hide the shame he feels, though he’s not sure what he has done wrong. No-one can see him cry, and no-one can see him getting angry…


Fast forward to 2012, and from my adapted script, our short film came to be. Time to let ADAM out into in the world now (with a mindful warning for the faint-hearted of the violence and bad language therein).

 

Click on the VIMEO Link to view ADAM

https://vimeo.com/191958557

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I would also like to repeat my big thanks and respect to the following for the grunt work applied to get this film made on a tiny budget. The mighty talented, and big-hearted Denise Pattison, Director. Gar Daly, Cinematographer. John King, Editor, Brynmor Pattison, Sound. Amy O’Neill, Make-Up. And to our superb actors, Johnny Elliott, Sinead Monaghan, Aideen McLoughlin, and Eric McGuirk (ADAM). Also, big thanks to Errol Farrell for the saintly patience and support!

About Caroline…

I am a writer and filmmaker from Dublin Ireland, and author of the novels LADY BETH  (Winner of the Carousel Aware Prize BEST NOVEL 2017)  and ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE. I have also written several award-winning feature-length and short screenplays. I am writer and director of the short film, FRAMED, currently screening at festivals, and have written and co-produced ADAM (2013) and IN RIBBONS (2015) which has screened at festivals worldwide. See awards and nominations here. WATCH the film HERE. 

In 2018, I was a finalist at the Blog Awards Ireland, and was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2016. I recommend Books, Film and Theatre on The Librarian’s Cellar. I work on a freelance basis as a qualified cultural event manager (Literature and Film). A qualified Librarian, I also hold a HDip in Adult Ed, and facilitate screenwriting and creative writing workshops.

 

 

 

To Dream On and Dream Big…

No reminiscence, no resolutions, just looking forward, dreaming big, and thankful. Thankful to the people I’ve connected with so far; the ones who contributed to helping me create good work; the ones who were at my back and remain there; the ones I look forward to working with this year.

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And as I knuckle down to push ahead, this will be my self-penned mantra…

Be where your soul needs to be, and whether light or shade, cherish the experiences that have made you richer, wiser, stronger. Take what you have learned, sprinkle it with hope to dream on and dream big.

Here’s to a magical, peaceful and creative New Year for all of us.

She Blogs! About Caroline

Welcome to my blog. I am a Writer and Filmmaker, living in Ireland.

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ABOUT CAROLINE

FRAMED

 

LADY BETH

 

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ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE

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IN RIBBONS

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