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** Ireland's FIRST Virtual Production short film **

In a future where Ireland has not seen rain in generations. Skav, a desert wanderer, ekes out a existence scavenging the remains of civilization. Witnessing an Uisca Corp airship crashing into the ruins of ancient Galway, he thinks his fortunes have changed. But, he is not the only one attracted to the carcass of the downed ship. He quickly finds himself tangled in a conflict between a rebel and a bionic Uisca Corp enforcer.

  • Manolo Marcenó
    Flawed, Outta Credit, The Romance is Over
  • Conor Hooper
  • James Hooper
  • Ryan McKenna
    Flawed, Outta Credit, Hashtag, Random Acts of Kindness, Siblings
  • Caitríona Ní Chadhain
  • Aran Donoghue
    Key Cast
  • Eavan Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Kyra Krenitsky
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-fi, Action
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 12, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Manolo Marcenó

Manolo Marcenó was born into Italian theatre and the world of entertainment by two actors in Caserta, Italy. A graphic artist and designer followed by 8 years of culture shock in Berlin have enabled Manolo to successfully support himself as an artist. Since 2015 he has been resident in the West of Ireland and is a well-known figure in Galway's vibrant filmmaking community. Constantly collaborating and creating, he is a skilled editor, director, visual effects artist and animator

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Director Statement

**FIRST short film made in Ireland using virtual production**

Despite its beauty and its vitality, Galway is also famous for it's annoyingly abundant rainfall. In this film we envision a reality where Galway's lush landscapes are an arid desert and rain is a forgotten fairy tale. Unreal Engine (game building software) was used to create a virtual set with iconic areas of Galway city. Camera movements were then captured using an HTC Vive (virtual reality hardware) in a greenscreen studio with 6 tones of sand to recreate a desert floor.

The film draws attention to the importance and value of our natural environment. The audience should feel an appreciation for Galway’s current climate and a healthy concern for how climate change might affect us in future.