Nina

Nina is a story of love, loss and origami.

This is short drama film following a female protagonist as she returns to a house full of memories which slowly work their way into her psyche .

  • Kerrie Costello
    Writer
    Pins and Needles
  • Julien Celin
    Writer
    Pins and Needles
  • Kerrie Costello
    Director
    Pins and Needles
  • Julien Celin
    Director
    Pins and Needles
  • John Breslin
    Producer
  • Laura Ann Kelly
    Line Producer
  • Niamh Sweeney
    Key Cast
    "Sarah"
  • Fiona Lucia McGarry
    Key Cast
    "Nina"
  • Raja Nundlall
    Cinematography
  • Gavin Reilly
    Focus Puller
  • Stevie Lennox
    Production sound
  • Edwina Kelly
    Make up Designer
  • Triona Humphries
    Costume Design | Script Supervisor
  • Hannah Deasy
    Production Designer
  • John Cruise
    Offline Editors
  • Julien Celin (ISE)
    Offline Editors
    Pins & Needles
  • Emmet O'Neill
    Online | Grade
    Pins & Needles
  • James Nolan
    Sound Designer | Mixer
    Pins & Needles
  • Feargal Corrigan
    Audio Assistant
    Pins & Needles
  • Shane O'Hanrahan
    Music by
  • Stephen Ludlow
    Music by
  • Marc Lafon
    Graphic Design
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, melancholy, mourning, redemption, origami, japan
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony FS 7 | Zeiss Prime Set
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Kerrie Costello, Julien Celin

Kerrie and Julien met in the post-production team of Brown Bag Films. Julien, a video editor of 10 years has a keen eye for storytelling and pace. Kerrie has a background in animation post-production as well as live action production, where she honed some of her storytelling skills. They decided to team up to produce compelling stories for wide audiences.
They had previously written & directed Pins and Needles, a very very different kind of film. Pins & Needles is a CG animated short for children which debuted on RTE Jr on Christmas 2018. It has since has gone on to be nominated for multiple awards, including at the Irish Animation awards.
Nina is their their first live action venture together.

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Director Statement

Nina is a look into how loss can corrupt the mind and how memories can attach themselves to physical places and items. We wanted to explore this using the medium of film to it's fullest, and so the corruption and unravelling of emotion is not just told, it is shown. The film itself is played with and disrupted. This was a really fun project for us and we think it will be visually and aurally unique for viewers.
One of the themes running throughout Nina is the idea of what is real and what is fake or imaginary. We tried to take this to several levels. You will see that digital and analogue fight with reality and memories. At the film's start this is subtly hinted at, and by the film's climax there is a cathartic and visceral meeting of two realities.