It’s all about videos lately, but this one really takes top spot. Irish Folk Furniture was directed by Tony Donoghue and produced by Cathal Black, supported by the Irish Film Board, and is a documentary about repairing old furniture in rural Ireland.
The video has just won the award for best animation at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, and is the culmination of 10 years of research focusing on people in Tony’s local community in Tipperary.
There’s also something magical about the fact that he shot the film on a €150 camera from EBay; it reminds me of those canny old Irish fellas who pop down to the river with a length of cane and go home long before the tourists with the best salmon of the day safely tucked safely away in the bag! Well done guys, a much deserved win.
Here’s the film, lovely to watch, enjoy…