Tralee direc­tor’s films se­cure a net­work deal

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY

A TRALEE direc­tor has re­ceived an­other boost to his bur­geon­ing film ca­reer, after it was an­nounced that two of his short films had been picked up by an in­ter­na­tional film net­work.

Ber­tie Bros­nan an­nounced that his films ‘Sineater’ and ‘Ja­cob Wrestling With The An­gel (JWWTA) have been picked up by Shorts TV in a non-ex­cus­live deal via the US dis­tri­bu­tion out­fit Bid­s­late.

Since their re­lease in 2013 and 2015, both films have re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim, reach­ing the ‘Cannes Short Film Cor­ner’ in con­sec­u­tive years and re­ceiv­ing a num­ber of ‘Of­fi­cial Selec­tion’ at in­ter­na­tional film fes­ti­vals.

“It’s been a long jour­ney from the pro­duc­tion of JWWTA & Sineater to this mo­ment to fi­nally see my first short films dis­trib­uted through a le­git­i­mate net­work,” said Ber­tie.

“I am de­lighted for all in­v­oled be­cause we have a chance to show­case all our work to the world. Be­ing a non-ex­clu­sive deal I am open to shop­ping the films around to other net­works and through pay-per-view sites.”

“Thanks to ev­ery­one in­volved, es­pe­cially Roland of Bid­s­late for mak­ing sure we got the deal done,” he fin­ished.

‘Sineater’ tells the story of a suc­cess­ful young man who is forced to look at his wrong do­ings by a mys­te­ri­ous ‘Driver’ who claims to be a fam­ily friend.

‘JWWTA’ on the other hand is de­scribed as a “dark peek into a young un­hinged artists strug­gle be­tween fin­ish­ing his mas­ter­piece and his ob­ses­sion with a mys­te­ri­ous woman.”

Ber­tie Bros­nan’s short films have been picked up by ‘Shorts TV’.

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