Dance, Lexie, Dance

Dance, Lexie, Dance

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25/12/1998 (first transmission)


14min 55sec










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Lexie lives with his daughter, Laura, who wants to learn how to dance. He has just about managed as a one-parent family so far. The story of one man's lonely life is transformed by the simple wisdom of his daughter.


Dance, Lexie, Dance was nominated for an Oscar at the Academy of Motion Pictures - Best Achievement Award in the Live Action Short Film category (March 1998); Silver Plaque in the Short Subject category at Intercom (The International Communications Film and Video Competition), Chicago, USA (September 1997); Best Irish Short at the Galway Film Fleadh - Tiernan MacBride Award (July 1997); Special Jury Award and the Audience Award at the Aspen Short Film Festival (April 1997); Frank Copplestone Award, (First-time Director) at the Celtic Film Festival (March 1997); Claire Lynch Award at the Cork Film Festival for Best First Film (October 1996). Produced as part of Premiere Series 1 (1997); Awards include - Best Black and White Short at Cork Film Festival, Ireland (October 1997); Second Prize Fantasy Short at San Sebastian, Spain (October 1997); Best European Short at Brussels International Film Festival (February 1998); Best European Short at Fantasporto, Oporto Film Festival (February 1998); Best of the North Award at the Kino Festival of Irish Cinema, Manchester (March 1998); Jury Award at the Celtic Film and Television Festival, Tralee (April 1998); Silver Hugo in the Short Film Category at the Chicago Film Festival (October 1998)


Lexie – B.J. Hogg; Laura – Kimberley McConkey; Woman in Shop – Magael McLaughlin; Workmate - Seamus Ball; Adjudicators – Brendan Wilkinson, James King, Sheila McSheffrey; Director – Tim Loane; Producer – Pearse Moore; Writer – Dave Duggan; Executive Producer – Robert Cooper, Stephen Butcher; Director of Photography - Eugene McVeigh; Editor – Declan Byrne; Sound Recordist – David Kilpatrick; Stills Photography – Tony Doherty; Boat Crews – Tommy Gurney, Don McGlinchey, John McGlinchy; John McCloskey; Drivers – ‘Uncle’ Phil McGerigal, John Doherty, Dubbing Mixer – Ian Burns; Dubbing Assistant – David Lamb; Feis Music – Paul McKeever, Paul Breslin; Composer – Jules Maxwell; Production Manager – Clam Leneghan; Production Co-ordinator – Jim Curran; Siobhan Morris; Continuity – Roisin Starkey; Production Assistant – Ellen Factor; Location Manager – Bert McAuley; Location Assistant – Emmet McSheffrey; 1st (first) Assistant Director – Brendan Byrne; 2nd (second) Assistant Director – Gilliam Lowe; 3rd (third) Assistant Director – Margaret Doherty; Chaperone – Dorothy McConkey; Focus Puller – Eric Greenberg; Clapper Loader – Damien Elliott; Sound Assistant – Martin Burke; Production Designer – Terry Loane; Design Assistant – Angus Barr, Michael McDaid; Costume Designer – Eilish Hogg McDonald; Wardrobe Assistant – Kevin Sharkey; Make-up – Pamela Smyth; Grip – Glynn Harrison; Gaffer – Harry Dinsmore; Electrician – Lorcan McLaughlin; A Raw Nerve Production for Northern Lights; Funded by BBC NI and the Northern Ireland Film Council.



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