Helium Summer Film Screening
Helium Arts will hold its annual film screening on 12 July 2014 at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. This screening will feature the premiere of The Forge joining participants from the Two Suitcases project and teen actors from Stage 51 Drama School. We will also be showcasing shorts from the Cloudlands project for teenagers in hospital and launching the Cloudlands online gallery.
Date: 12 July 2014
Venue: The Lecture Room, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Two Suitcases is an award-winning* film and technology ensemble project for teens across Ireland living with health conditions. The Forge tells the story of childhood friends Brian and Tadhg who drift apart in secondary school. Brian takes his revenge through a virtual role-playing game, both teenagers losing something of their real selves as they become more entwined with their online characters. The Forge was filmed at IMMA in autumn 2013 based on a script by Two Suitcases participants. This summer we’re partnering with CanTeen Ireland on a brand new project.
[* Winner Best Film First Cut! Youth Film Festival 2012, Winner Best Film Under 18s Charlie Chaplin Film Festival 2012, Honorary Mention REC Berlin 2013, Shortlisted ‘Best in Cork’ Fastnet Film Festival 2014]
Cloudlands is an arts and technology project for teenagers in Irish hospitals. Artists in Residence collaborate with participants on developing new artworks based on their ideas, interests and experiences.
We gratefully acknowledge the Irish Museum of Modern Art for providing the venue for this event, The Loreto Foundation for additional funding in 2014, and Martin Moore for his support of the Two Suitcases project.