Monday, April 18, 2022

Macalla Chill Áirne (The Killarney Echo) | Short Film, 2021


Macalla Chill Áirne, as well as being a recreation of the Victorian era tour of Killarney, culminating in a musical performance by the Eagle's Nest mountain, also echos conflict and delves into the chasms that appear when cultures clash. 

We launched our film on Youtube on April 16th after an eventful festival run. Macalla has played at the Chicago Irish Film Festival (where it was nominated for the Consulate of Ireland Award), the Kerry Film Festival, the Chicago Arthouse Film Festival, the Muestra Intergaláctica Film Festival (in Saltillo, Mexico), the Long Story Shorts Festival in Romania and the Calcutta Cult Film Festival (where it was awarded best short film).

Except for one ever generous and gracious American supporter, who contributed one thousand five hundred euro, the film had no backing or grants of any kind. We applied to the Kerry County Council Short Film Bursary, had no luck, but endeavored to make the film somehow, by hook or by crook. 

Heres some other blogposts regarding previous interactions with the wild echoes of the Eagle's Nest.