Echo’s Bones

Launch of a New Short Film Based in Fingal

Film Premiere: Saturday 8th October 2022, 11am - 1pm

Additional screening on Sunday 9th October 2022, 11am - 12.30pm.

Echo’s Bones is an ambitious two-year collaborative filmmaking project, led by artist Sarah Browne, with a group of autistic young people in north county Dublin, commissioned by Fingal County Council under the Infrastructure 2017 – 2021 Public Art Programme.

The film takes its title from an unpublished short story by Samuel Beckett set in Fingal in the 1930s, originally intended to be part of the collection 'More Pricks Than Kicks'. Situated in the same geography and borrowing from a Beckett sensibility, autism is not the topic of the film but a way of sensing the world and speculating about a shared future.

Echo’s Bones was developed in 2021 through a series of online workshops facilitated by Sarah Fitzgibbon, Sarah Browne and Eleanor Walsh, involving creative writing, acting, composition and filmmaking. These workshops included creative tasks in response to invited guests and artwork prompts, and discussions about autistic representation in film, TV and online. Further in-person devising and rehearsing phases were facilitated by Sarah Browne and theatremaker Mark Ball.  Roles in the project were chosen by individuals in the group according to their distinctive interests (acting, writing, directing, music, drawing) and the film has been shaped by these choices.

The premiere screening of Echo’s Bones will take place at an event at the Light House Cinema, Smithfield on Saturday 8th October from 11am – 1pm.
The film is 26 minutes long and will play twice: the first time with captions, the second time with audio description. The screening will be followed by a Q&A. 

This is a sensory-friendly screening and the venue is wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have questions or additional requirements we can support by emailing eoghan.finn@fingal.ie

Tickets for the premiere are now fully booked.

Tickets for the screening on Sunday 9th October are free and can be booked here

The soundtrack to the film is available for free and can be downloaded on Bandcamp here

A book featuring newly commissioned writing & artistic research from the project will be published in 2023.

To view a trailer for the film please click here

Echo’s Bones was developed with Adam Greenan, Alex Kirwan, Andrew Darcy, Aoibhe Hoey, Ashwin Maliyakal, David Tansey, Eleanor McLoughlin, Eoin Hickey, Fionn Baker, George Weldon, L. Cronly, Noah Danson, Olivia NicLochlainn.
Director of Photography: Cathy Dunne
Composer: Alma Kelliher
Featuring original music by F!ONN and Eoin Hickey
Drama facilitators: Sarah Fitzgibbon, Eleanor Walsh, Mark Ball
Graphic design: Peter Maybury
Production photography: Ros Kavanagh
Producer: Maggie Ryan
Executive producer: Aisling O’Brien