Green Oranges

Details

Location

Donaghmore

Year

1998

Source

Format

35mm

colour

Length

10min 35sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

An Unexpected Production, British Film Institute, Northern Ireland Screen

Rights Holder

Northern Ireland Screen

Description

Charming comedy short starring Birdy Sweeney as Tommy, the aged and unlikely object of two women's romantic affections.

After three decades as a stand-up comedian, Sweeney was a relative latecomer to the acting profession. He made his television debut alongside Kenneth Branagh, in 1982's Too Late to Talk to Billy. A number of minor roles in acclaimed films such as The Crying Game (1992) and The Butcher Boy (1997) followed. However, it is as irascible farmer Eamonn Byrne, in long-running BBC series Ballykissangel, that Sweeney is most fondly remembered.
 

Notes

Part of Première, a short film production scheme designed to showcase local, Northern Irish film-making talent. It provided a training opportunity for industry new entrants and more experienced crew alike, offering film-makers a global audience and a stepping stone in their careers.

Credits

Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage.

An Unexpected Production

Directed by Conor Grimes

Produced by Gerry Harrison

Executive Producer: Paul Largan

Written by Eamonn Devlin

Director of Photography: John T. Davis

Cast: Birdy Sweeney, Barbara Adair, Olivia Nash, Eamonn Devlin

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