Directors: Brian Deane
Producer: Anna O'Malley
Writer: Matthew Roche
Cinematographer: Paddy Jordan
Editor: Eamonn Cleary
Production Designer: Padraig O'Neil
Synopsis: Volkswagen Joe Short Synopsis In 1981 Northern Ireland, a conflicted border town mechanic is faced with an impossible decision in this tense political drama. Volkswagen Joe Synopsis Volkswagen Joe is a political drama set in a small border‐town during the height of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. Joe, a dedicated, hardworking mechanic, services cars for both sides of the political divide and refuses to drawn into the conflict -something that both communities view with increased suspicion. As Joe restores a vintage Volkswagen for his friend the local RUC inspector, a young Republican sees this as the perfect opportunity to make a name for himself within the IRA. Unfortunately as events transpire Joe is forced into the impossible decision of endangering the people closest to him or becoming a co-conspirator.
September 27, 2014 12:00pm
Anna O’Malley Biography Volkswagen Joe Producer Anna O'Malley is an Irish Film & TV Producer. Anna has worked on International co-productions such as "Vikings", "All is By My Side," "Reign" and "Nikita". She gained a BA and MA from University College Dublin and was president of the University Film Society in 2004. After University, Anna began working for an independent production company producing weekly magazine shows for Ireland's Public Broadcaster RTE. After 2 years working for RTE, Anna moved to London to work for NBC Universal. Anna started in Film Production in 2010, working on the Irish Sci-Fi Comedy, "Earthbound". Since 2010 Anna has coordinated on numerous international movies and as of 2013 she produces short and feature films. Brian Deane Biography Volkswagen Joe Director Brian is a native of Cork in the south of Ireland. He has an Honours Degree in English and Philosophy from University College Cork and an Honours Masters Degree in Film Production and Direction from the prestigious John Huston School of Film in National University Galway. His final year college film premiered in the Cork Corona Film festival in 2007 before going on to be shortlisted in its category in Spike Lee’s inaugural International film festival. His first short film then went on to win the Social and Environmental Award in Cannes in 2008. Since then Brian has gone on to set up TW Films and has directed, written, produced and shot a number of award winning short films, short documentaries, music videos, corporate and viral videos. He directed and produced his first TV documentary last year for Setanta Sports called ‘126’. He has also worked on feature films as an assistant director, extras co-coordinator and as an extras casting agent. Matthew Roche Biography Volkswagen Joe Writer Matt studied Film & Television at G.M.I.T and upon graduating, went on to complete an MA in Screenwriting at the Huston Film School, NUIG in 2008. Since then, Matt has won a number of awards for his short films and recently received a development loan from the Irish Film Board for his feature script 'Tough Love', He also has a number of short and feature projects in development.