Galway short film to screen at international film festivals


POLICY AS USUAL, Galwayman Liam Kimball’s first short, will screen at various film festivals throughout 2021.

The film, which was shot on location in Galway and Connemara, during the lockdown, and with distribution primarily in Galway, has been officially shortlisted for viewing at the 12th Underground Cinema Film Awards in Dublin and the American Golden Picture Film Festival. He also received an honorable mention at the Berlin Flash Film Festival.

Politics as usual was written and directed by, and stars, Liam Kimball, a film / theater student at Galway Community College. The 15-minute film tells the story of a dissident Republican who loses his illusions with the movement after a robbery goes wrong, and is forced into an even darker moral dilemma. The film also examines how far a person is willing to go in pursuing a political cause.

The cast is Liam Kimball [pictured below], Zef Lawless, Conor McMorrough (aka DJ Green, who also made the soundtrack for the film), Paul Kelly, Lee Keogh, John Margets, Anzor Merzhoye and Derek Whyte. The director of photography was John Margets.

“I learned so much about filmmaking through the production process Politics as usual, Liam said. “I will be eager to submit the bigger and better sequel to the Galway Film Fleadh 2022. In the meantime, it’s great to see my film be adopted internationally from Germany to the United States, helping to keep Galway and the Irish film production. On the map.”

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