Meet the makers of this a multi-award-winning student film. Made by IADT/NFS students, Backwaterthat won the top RTS Undergraduate Student Film awards for Best Drama, Best Camera and Best Editing in 2019. These prestigious RTS awards were achieved against competition from student filmmakers across Ireland and in competition with the regions and nations of the UK.
In the depths of rural Ireland, Tommy has done everything to look after his sick father, succumbing to a life of isolation in the process. However, letting go proves to be more difficult than he had imagined.
This event will be of interest to to people interested in filmmaking, filmmakers, people concerned about the care of older people and those who are interested in social circumstances in rural Ireland today.
Royal Television Society Awards: Best Drama, Best Camera, Best Editing
LA Film Awards: Best Student Short Film and Best Young Actor
Best Student Film at the Richard Harris International Film Festival
Northern Exposure Award at the Disappear Here Film Festival
Best Student Film at the Underground Cinema Awards
The screening of this 25-minute film will be followed by a discussion with Director Brendan McCallion and his team on the making of a successful entry for the RTS Student Awards and the impact of the film.