Uisce Beatha

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Award Winners, Drama, International Cinema

Set in 1912, ‘Uisce Beatha’ (Gaelic for Whiskey or Water Of Life) is the true story of Tom, a young Irish man who leaves his home in rural Ireland to cross the ocean on the ill-fated ‘Titanic’. But a night of celebration beforehand results in a twist that will affect Tom’s fate drastically….

WINNER: Filmmakers’ Choice, DC Shorts Festival 2013
WINNER: ‘Made In Cork’ — Cork Film Festival 2012
WINNER: 3rd Place Audience Prize: Chicago Irish Film Festival 2013
NOMINATED: Best Drama — Healdsburg International Film Festival 2012
NOMINATED: Best Short Film / Best Director — Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival 2013
NOMINATED: Best Short Film — Julien Dubuque International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection:
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2014
Helsinki Film Festival 2014
Raindance Film Festival 2013
Boston Film Festival 2012
San Francisco Irish Film Festival 2012
Fastnet Short Film Festival 2013
Waterford Film Festival 2013
Ford ‘8 Minutes’ competition
Dare Media Underground Short Film Festival 2012
Underground Cinema Film Festival 2012
Detours en Cinecourt 2012
RTE Shortscreen 2014

Starring Tadhg Hickey, Jack Healy, Martin Purcell and David Cooney

Written by Tadhg Hickey

Produced by Aideen Wylde

Directed, Shot and Edited by Shaun O’ Connor


Filmed on location in County Cork

This film was researched, written, cast, shot and edited in exactly one month, with a total budget of less than 300 euros.


This description is from the short film’s original source, which can be found here: Uisce Beatha

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