Derelict available to watch for FREE

Last year I had the privilege of cutting the dark thriller Derelict for writer/director Frank Kelly from Drogheda. Derelict was a real labour of love for Frank and he put his heart and soul as well as his considerable talent into it. It was shot over seven intensive days and nights on a shoestring budget with a dedicated cast and crew in a derelict mill in Slane, Co Meath. Frank assembled a cast featuring the likes of Steve Gunn, Michael Bates, Patrick O’Donnell, Brian Fortune and others, together they produced what I believe is to be a very effective little crime thriller.


I ended up on the film through Twitter, I had followed a bunch of Irish filmmakers including Frank. He was struggling with trying to edit the film himself and had thrown some editing questions out into the ether, I answered them and we got to chatting. I liked his get out there and shoot it attitude and I had a few weeks free between jobs so I offered to help him out and do a pass at editing the film for free in my time off. I spent about a month getting the film done and it was a really enjoyable and rewarding experience. Frank was a regular visitor to our little house in Dublin8 and cutting a feature film on my laptop in the kitchen turned out to be a huge amount of fun. It goes to show you how twitter has changed the landscape for filmmakers, I would never have had that experience without having engaged with social media.

The film played at the Dun Laoighaire Underground Cinema Festival and the Chicago Irish Film Festival and is still knocking about the festival circuit. Frank has recently moved to the United States and as part of his fresh start over there he has generously decided to release the film out into the wild. You can watch the film below or go directly to Frank’s vimeo page where there is other bonus material about the film.

Read what blogger Jay Coyle had to say about the film on his excellent CineIreland blog.

Derelict on Facebook
Frank Kelly on Twitter
Frank Kelly

Article on Derelict in new Magazine

There is an article in this month’s Digital Filmmakers Magazine on Frank Kelly’s low budget feature film Derelict which I edited last year. In a wide ranging interview with Frank, spread over 4-5 pages he outlines every aspect of production and the challenges he faced when making a film in just seven days. Its an informative and entertaining piece and well worth a read especially if you know anyone preparing a low budget feature film.
It was also nice to get a mention from Frank and see my name in a filmmaking magazine article. Cheers for that buddy
You can watch Derelict on Distrify here.

The magazine is available from select newsagents nationwide, I picked up mine at Reeds of Nassau Street in Dublin

The Chicago Irish Film Festival

The Chicago Irish Film Festival is happening this week in Illinois. Among the many films playing there are two films I cut.

Tonight When Ali Came to Ireland has its US Premiere

and then tomorrow night marks the US Premiere of Frank Kelly’s Derelict.

I would love to be over there for these screenings as I’d say the festival is great fun

New trailer for Derelict

Here is the first trailer for the forthcoming Feature film Derelict which I edited last February. Its directed and produced by Drogheda native Frank Kelly (read his blog here) and its a tense taut crime thriller. It should be out some time later this year.
You can follow the film on facebook here