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"Low fat Filmmaking"

By Dearbhla Regan/ Film Ireland


'When you start out with an idea for a film without a penny to make it, you can be very naive and people love to tell you that it will never come to anything', says Ed Guiney...


Character:

Miles Butler

Writer:

Joe O'Connor

Director: 
Paddy Breathnach

Producers:
Ed Guiney, Stephen Bradley, Kathryn Lennon

Production Company: 
Temple Films & WDR
Sponsored by:
Radio Telefís Éireann/RTE and the Bórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board

Additional Cast:
Andrea Irvine, Darragh Kelly, Juliette Gruber, Gary Lydon, Blanaid Irvine, Niall O'Brien

Status:
Unavailable


Ailsa short clip
Video

Miles Butler lives an uneventful life with his girlfriend Sara until he discovers the body of his landlord in a neighbouring apartment, which makes a deep impression on him.  His curiosity is aroused when a beautiful stranger moves in and his fascination with the vacant apartment develops from quiet fixation to obsession to psychosis.


  • Adapted from Joe O'Connor's short story of the same name in his collection, True Believers.




  • Made in seventeen days in 1993 on location in Dublin at a cost of £250,000.


  • The film was originally produced for television but had theatrical showings in Europe and the United States, where it was releasted 10 July 1994.

Photos

Ailsa (1994)