At Bannerboy we have being making Short films for many years. Displayed below are a brief selection of our past output. Bannerboy’s Short films can be found at our Vimeo Channel or online at our YouTube Channel
West Clare Railway short film
The West Clare Railway was closed down in 1961. Here’s a short we made on the anniversary of the closure
Robbie McMahon and the Spancilhill Fair
Clare traditional singer, Robbie McMahon sang the definite rendition of ‘Spancilhill’. He passed away in Dec. 2012. Bannerboy interviewed him a number of years back & as a timely tribute we’ve created a short film on the man himself, the song’s background and the relevant Fait at Spancilhill.
Only a Few Minutes Away – short film
We completed post-production on this short thriller in early 2018. It was screened in the Eye Cinema, Galway in May as part of a collage of shorts. (To be added to site later)
All That Jazz (2016)
A 2017 edit of Lake Geneva footage with the Jazz sound-track, Rigby provided by musician, Mike Nielsen
Promotional Trailers / Revealers for Galway Film Fleadh (GFF)
In 2017 Bannerboy collaborated with the GFF to cut promotional Trailers / Revealers for a number of full-length films being shown at the Fleadh.
‘Should the Sun go down on Galway Che?’ (2013)
This story concerns Che Guevara’s connection to the West of Ireland and the 2012 proposal by Galway City Council to erect a statue in his honour on the Salthill promenade. This Short screened at a number of Film Festivals around Ireland. The film is now available online and a link to it can be found HERE .
Tina McLoughlin – Music Maker (2014)
Short film about German Irish musician, Tina McLaughlin now resident in North Dublin
‘Woodford Treshing Day’ (2010)
The short documentary was filmed on the Lyon’s farm in Woodford , Galway in September 2010
and captures the traditional customs of Treshing and Butter-making.
‘Deirdre’s Passions’ – Way out West (2009)
The Deirdre’s Passions documentary looks at the 5-year relationship between the titular old woman and Irish writer, Patrick Kavanagh.
‘One Galway – Two Wheels’ (2008)
This short screened at Adventure Festivals and the Belfast NvTV Community TV.
Patrick Kavanagh Literary Events (Ongoing)
The story of one man’s endeavour to participate in the Navan-Galway Charity Cycle. Mr Eamonn Coughlan TD presented a substantial group cheque to Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
The Burning Buts – Charity Cycle
Other Bannerboy Films include: Only a Few Minutes Away; Poison Man; Lahinchman, Tom Frawley; Eddie Leneghan – It’s the way he tells them; Our Lady’s Well, Cooraclare, West Clare; Music Maker – Tina McLoughlin; Tommy Browne, West Clare Traditional Musician; The Game….