Ablevision presents “Little Fairy Tree”, directed by Frank Kelly, with original music and song by Eimear O’Kane, with funding from Creative Ireland. Pictured here are Nessa Delany, David McArdle, Conor O'Dowd, Steven Deegan, Jason McGivern, Eimear O'Kane, Frank Kelly, Megan McCormick and Brenda O'Shea after a preview of their film at Droichead Arts Centre. Photo by Jenny Matthews.
Ablevision, the media production and training company for people with Intellectual Disabilities had the first screening of their new short film, “Little Fairy Tree”, devised and performed by the group this week in the Droichead Arts Centre.
Directed by local film maker Frank Kelly, with original music and song composed and sung by Eimear O’Kane who also had a part in the film, Little Fairy Tree tells the story of Ellie, a young woman who feels alone and alienated in a society obsessed with social media and technology.
She finds a magical book that transports her to another place, where she receives a gift to bring a little magic back to the present day.
Ablevision participants worked with local award-winning filmmaker, Frank Kelly over a number of weeks. Frank previously worked with the group on a short film called Joe & Sarah several years ago, which was a hugely positive experience for the group and which had great success on the festival circuit.
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This time, the group were awarded Creative Ireland funding for the project, and hope once again to screen “Little Fairy Tree”at festivals around the world.
Ablevision plan to have a public screening later this year in the Droichead. Big thanks to all the team involved, and all the extras who helped to make this film.