An Irish Goodbye, written and directed by Tom Berkeley and Ross White wins an Oscar in the Live Action Short Film category.
The Oscar win comes hot on the heels of the film’s BAFTA win for Best British Short Film.
Filmed entirely in Northern Ireland, An Irish Goodbye, is a black comedy about the reunion of estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan following the untimely death of their mother. Under the watchful eye of odd-ball parish priest Father O’Shea, the brothers’ pained reunion is worsened by the fact Turlough must now make new care arrangements for Lorcan, who has Down Syndrome. A robust and dedicated farmer, Lorcan’s dream of continuing to work the land he grew up on is thwarted when Turlough decides he’s sending him to live with their aunt on the other side of Ireland. But when the brothers discover an unfulfilled bucket list belonging to their late mother, Lorcan senses an opportunity: he’ll only agree to leave the farm once he and Turlough have themselves completed every single wish on their mother’s list…all one hundred of them.
The film stars Seamus O’Hara (The Northman, Game of Thrones), James Martin (Marcella, Ups and Downs), Paddy Jenkins (Hunger) and Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Fortitude).
The Oscars ceremony was held on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and was televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
Huge congratulations to all involved in making such a beautifully crafted short film.