To celebrate Blood Coloured Moon’s inclusion in the first Irish Film Festival of India in New Delhi (16 – 21 Feb) and Mumbai (23 – 26 Feb) this year, a stunning poster has been created by Aiden Grenelle, Creative Director of Ireland’s leading design agency, Image Now.  The minimalist poster references the seminal work of Josef Müller-Brockmann and the so-called ‘Swiss Style’ school of design. This is the latest in a number of eye-catching poster designs Aiden has created for Cleverality productions over the years.

Blood Coloured Moon receives the honour of opening festival, in both New Delhi and Mumbai, as a precursor to John Huston’s legendary adaptation of James Joyce’s short story, The Dead. Both films take place on Catholic holy days (Good Friday and The Feast of the Assumption, respectively) and they both deal with a married couple and a potential usurper.

The film was funded by Filmbase/RTE, UNUM and Fairgreen Shopping Centre.

The festival itself runs for 6 days in the Indian capital, and 4 days in the country’s movie capital, high-lighting Irish film, literature and drama and features films by Neil Jordan, Pat O’Connor, and Atom Egoyan. For more details please visit the festival’s website here.


No Sleep ‘Til…

September 6, 2010

Blood Coloured Moon heads stateside!  The Williamsburg Film Festival in Brooklyn, New York, is the first in what looks like a slew of American festivals to host our film in coming months. For those of you who don’t know Williamsburg, it is the official home of Hipsterdom in New York, and for those who don’t know the festival it is an annual smorgasbord of film, music and storytelling. Brooklyn, in recent years has, become the cultural epicentre of NYC and Williamsburg, nestled between the neighbourhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, is it’s beating heart. This is exciting news for us as both writer Barry McKinley and director Marc-Ivan O’Gorman have at one point or other called New York home. This is a great opportunity for all our friends in the Big Apple to see our little film on the Big Screen.

The festival runs 23-26 September, 2010 in the following venues:

Knitting Factory Brooklyn 361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 At Havemeyer Street.

El Puente Arts & Culture Center 61 Wythe Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211.

indieScreen 285 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 At South 2nd Street.

Shangri-la Studio 100 Sutton Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 Off Nassau Avenue.

Moon Over Belfast

March 27, 2010

Blood Coloured Moon continues on its tour of the festivals. Up next, the 10th Belfast Film Festival. We’re delighted to be invited up north, once again, and this time it’s to celebrate Titanic Town’s festival reaching double figures.

If you are in the neighbourhood, come to our screening as part of the Irish Short Programme at the Queen’s Film Theatre, 20 University Square, on Saturday 24 April at 3.30pm.

We think you’ll like what you see. Certainly, the film continues to get excellent reviews. Here’s some comments from industry insiders:

Great- short- creates its own world- with a past and future. Great. I thought the actors were great too- the girl’s face has so much character.”

Eoin Colfer, Novelist

I really liked the short. It was original, interesting, atmospheric, well performed, well written, surprising and looked great. The music was great too. Well done

Paul Donovan, Grand Pictures