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With Yourself

A story of a young female writer who converses with herself, she writes and explores thoughts that long her mind as she and her two friends embark on a day full of adventure and self-revelation.

  • Jamie Keaveney
  • Jamie Keaveney
  • Jamie Keaveney
  • Misha Star
    Key Cast
  • Grainne Coyne
    Key Cast
  • Michael McGill
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Institute of Technology Sligo
Director Biography - Jamie Keaveney

Jamie Keaveney is a multimedia creative with an award-winning background in design. Hailing from Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim, he recently finished his MA in Creative Practice: (Specialism) Film & Digital Media. He is new to commercial filmmaking but aspires to illustrate the potential of Ireland's scenery and acting talent in his latest short film, With Yourself.

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Director Statement

The main ambition of this project was to create a story that highlighted the internal dialect we all face on a day-to-day basis. I chose to draw attention to the fact that our thoughts can directly impact how we feel in our day, and it’s even more prevalent now in a time where most feel isolated. In this film, I wanted to embrace nature and the grand scale of the Wild Atlantic Way (Sligo, Ireland), as I believe nature is a great way to re-calibrate the mind in many senses. I chose writing as the leading form of rumination as this is when we are most aware of the internal exchange. When we write, we are putting our introspection directly onto paper, I felt that the written reflection of downhearted thoughts would make for an interesting self-revelation. I aimed to create a strong auteur-driven piece of stylised filmmaking, with a visual style not motivated by realism but routed in telling a story through powerful cinematography and music.