A PRIVATE screening of one of Indie Cork’s selected short films has been held at The Reel Cinema, Blackpool.
Journalist and filmmaker, Sarah Horgan, held the screening for friends and family to showcase her latest film ‘Something Borrowed’ that can be viewed by the public during the Indie Cork film festival on Monday, October 8, at the Gate Cinema from 6.30pm.
Also on the night, was the screening of ‘Whirlpool’ a movie directed by Brian Stein, which looked at elderly abuse.
After the films, there was a discussion with doctor John Sheehan and Head of the Sexual Violence Centre, Mary Crilly, about the topics of sexual assault and elderly abuse that are highlighted through the short films.
‘Something Borrowed’ focuses on a bride on her wedding day who is confronted with a dark secret about her fiancee on the morning of their wedding.
Ms Horgan, who wrote, directed and produced the short film, said: “The stuff of Hollywood happy endings always focuses on romantic love. I wanted to show people that the love of your life doesn’t have to be romantic.”
The movie does not shy away from the issue of sexual assault and Ms Horgan said that she made the movie with help from head of Cork’s Sexual Violence Centre, Mary Crilly.
“There were people who advised me to tone down a scene in the script, arguing that it was too removed from reality, but speaking to Mary Crilly I realised that unfortunately, crimes like the one portrayed in this scene occur all too often.”
‘Something Borrowed’ will feature in the Indie Cork film festival, running from October 7-14. It will be shown on October 6 at 6.30pm at The Gate Cinema.
The Indie Cork festival programme is available online at www.indiecork.com.