Since the time of the famine the subject of emigration has been one of the most prevailing topics in Irish poetry, song, book, film and theatre.
‘Just Saying‘ is a very touching portrayal of present day Ireland through the eyes of a twentysomething, the dilemma of whether to stay or to go is one that most of us will have to face at some time in our lives. The bitterness caused and sense of betrayal, is generally directed at the nation itself rather than successive administrations who failed its people. Amidst this so much of what’s good about Ireland, its people culture and customs gets overlooked.
This is a beautifully written piece, by Dave Tynan a monologue which he had been working on for over a year, but didn’t have the funds to produce. Shot almost entirely over a single night in early December on late night deserted Dublin city streets. Narrated by Emmet Kirwan and edited almost perfectly by Michael Donnelly the entire project was done for less than 2K which was raised through Fundit.ie . This video has captured a mood almost perfectly, with the closing lines give you much to think about.
“There are 10 good reasons to go, but a thousand tiny ones not to, and I don’t know which is which anymore”
Starring Emmet Kirwan
Written and Directed by Dave Tynan
Produced by Kathryn Kennedy
Cinematography by JJ Rolfe
Score by Gareth Averill
Edited by Michael Donnelly
Categories: Film and TV