Brady's Bargain

Details

Location

Downpatrick, Mourne Mountains

Year

1983

Source

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

colour

Length

22min 29sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

British Film Institute, Irish Film Archive, Noel Spence, Roy Spence, Spence Bros

Rights Holder

Irish Film Archive, Roy Spence

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

Horror-fantasy spoof: Brady has spent his days trying to outsmart the leprechauns and learn the secret of their wealth.

Drawing on films such as Darby O'Gill and The Little People and Finian's Rainbow, this short sends up traditional Irish stereotypes, combining the legends of the 'fairy folk'  with the trademark , B-movie  stylings of The Spence Brothers. The result? A pot of comedy-horror gold and World Amateur Film of The Year winner.
 

Notes

Twin brothers Roy and Noel Spence have been making films like this for over fifty years; with subjects including crafty leprechauns, creatures from outer space, fifties rock 'n' rollers and the undead. You can enjoy many of these fantastical creations on BFI player. This film is courtesy of Roy Spence and is held in the Irish Film Archive.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

A Gothic Films production.

Written and Directed by Roy Spence

Produced by Roy and Noel Spence.

Starring: Norman Smith, Wilfred Pyper

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