Local filmmaker’s work captured on the big screen

Kilkenny’s Alan Doyle is among 11 young Irish film makers who came together from all over the country in the first initiative of its kind in Ireland, setting out to achieve funding and on their own to conceive, shoot and create an original short film to professional industry standards.

Kilkenny’s Alan Doyle is among 11 young Irish film makers who came together from all over the country in the first initiative of its kind in Ireland, setting out to achieve funding and on their own to conceive, shoot and create an original short film to professional industry standards.

Their film, Captured, will have its world premiere on Monday, presented by The Hothouse Group in association with Fresh Film Festival.

The filmmakers aged 16-20 got together for a one-day ‘Hothouse’ workshop to plan their project. During this time they met with established filmmakers and mentors including Pat Shortt, Lance Daly, Tony Tracy, Donal Foreman, Miriam Garcia Mortell, Dominik Kosicki and Sean Moloney, who gave advice and support to the project. Funding was achieved under the Arts Council Youth Ensemble Scheme and the group went on over the next six months to create the short film.

Alan took on the role of producer and assistant director, the 18-year-old’s own film Let Time Go Lightly having been Highly Commended for Collection and Script at the Young Irish Filmmaker’s Awards in 2011. Alan was also selected by Fresh to travel to the Seoul International Youth Film Festival film camp in South Korea in 2011.

Captured, a 12-minute psychological thriller, will be available for viewing at www.freshfilmfestival/captured.net after its premiere on Monday in Dublin’s Collins Barracks as the centrepiece of the 2012 Fresh Film Festival.