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29min 04sec




16mm, film



Stephen Burke


Mammoth Films

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Drama, in which a French documentary crew follow a Catholic family and their Protestant counterparts in Belfast during the days leading up to the death of Bobby Sands.


'81 was one of the first six films in a new production scheme, 'Short Cuts', initiated by Bord Scannan na hEireann and RTE. Source - Kevin Rockett, The Irish Filmography, Dublin, Red Mountain Press, 1996. 


Cast – Dominic Ferraud – Philippe Misischi; Tommy Friel – Robert Hickey; Mrs Clodagh Friel – Paula McFeteridge; Mr Bernard Friel – Lalor Roddy; Lucy Campbell – Anna Treanor; Mrs Sara Campbell – Aine McCartney; Mr Ken Campbell – B J Hogg; Billy Campbell – Dylan Tighe; Margo Friel – Racheal Horgan; Nuala Friel – Rebecca Saunders; Iris Campbell – Gemma Arnold; Mr Friel’s friends – Joe Gallagher, Gary Cook; Mr Campbell’s friends; Woman in taxi – Kathryn Lennon; Children in taxi – Ruth and William Lappin; Tory MP – David Heap; Jean Baptiste – Arnaud Vasquez; Tattooist – Paddy O’Donohoe; Jimmy Quinn – Seamus Dugan; Woman and baby – Nora Gannon, Sile Gannon; Granny Campbell – June Hickey; Barmaid – Anna Johnston; Barman – Aiden O’Shea; Lucy’s Friends – Eva Doyle, Vicky Gallagher; Tommy’s Friend – Carl Brennan; Writer and Director – Stephen Burke; Producers – Lesley McKimm, Stephen Burke; Photography – Harry Purdue; Production Designer – Irene O’Brien; Editor – Paul Fitzgerald; Costume Designer – Lorna Marie Mugan; Music – Stephen Rennicks; Production Manager – Lisa Paterson; 1st (first) Assistant Director – Luke Johnston; Sound Recordist – Philippe Faujas; Focus Puller – John Moore; Clapper Loaders – Darryl Byrne, Des Doyle; Boom Operator – Conor O’Toole; Art Director – Dave Marsh; Assistant Art Director – Richie McDermot; Props Buyer – Liz Nugent; Special Effects – Conor Coughlan; Location Manager – Dermot Cleary; Assistant Location Manager – Cara Gavigan; Belfast Location Manager – Peter Miller; 2nd (second) Assistant Director – Paul Barnes, Catherine O’Flagherty; 3rd (third) Assistant Director – Gion Delaney; Trainee Assistant Director – Fiona Hunt; Make-up Artist – Denise Watson; Wardrobe Assistant – Annette Dalton; Make-up/Hair Assistants – Olwyn Lee, Patsy Giles; Production Co-ordinator – Michael O’Curraoin; Production Assistant – Mary Gillen; My Hickey’s Chaperone – June Hickey; Script Supervisor – Cara Hyland; Trainee Script Supervisor – Sabine Wuhrer; Stills Photographer – Aisling Smyth; Gaffer – Brendan Walls; Additional Sparks – Eddie O’Keeffe; Art Department Drivers – Oddie Sherwin, Brian Madden; Camera Truck Driver – Arnaud Vasquez; Army Vehicles – G&H; Caterers – Chez Simone; Courier – Aerly Bird; Assistant Editor – Magnus Kelly; Sound Editors – Paul Fitzgerald, Magnus Kelly; Mixed at Worldwide by – Richard King; Editing Facilities – The Loopline; Sound Transfers – Windmill Lane Pictures; Neg Cutters – Sylvia Wheeler; Grader – Colin Coull; Title Design – John Power; Titles – Ken Morse Music recorded and Mixed by – Ciaran Eaton; Music Recorded at Bow Lane Recording Studios, Dublin; Short Cuts Co-ordinator – Mary Callery; Legal Advisor – Eamonn Griffin, Griffin & Co; Insurance Brokers – Philip O’Dwyer, Network insurance; Processing by Metrocolor London; Originated on – Eastman Color Film from Kodak; Lighting Equipment – Film Lighting Facilities; Cameras and Lenses – Panavision Ireland.


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