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Saturday 20 April 2019

Sean's movie through to film finals

Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 finalist Sean Tracey (centre) with fellow finalists Milosh Hughes and Cal O’Driscoll.
Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards 2019 finalist Sean Tracey (centre) with fellow finalists Milosh Hughes and Cal O’Driscoll.

A fourteen year old filmmaker from Ashford is among the finalist in the Dublin regional heats of Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year 2019.

The competition, which received a record of over 1,700 entries this year, announced which short films would move on to the finals at the Dublin regional heats of the Fresh Film Festival, which took place in the Irish Film Institute on Eustace Street.

Among the finalists was Sean Treacy from Ashford with his coming of age film 'Rue'. This moving short film portrays two young boys who are trying to fix their relationship after an argument. Sean also had another entry called 'Spark', which also went through to the finals. 'Spark' is a film about creativity and it's an ode to Sean's hero Steven Speilberg.

Sean made 'Spark' film while at the Prodigy Camp, which is an invite only Washington State, USA based space, dedicated to help aspiring young artists explore and develop not only their craft, but also their personal story. Prodigy Camp is the stomping ground for the world's most promising young filmmakers and songwriters.

'Its my third year entering Fresh Film Festival. I was thrilled to win the Junior competition in 2017 and last year I came second in the Senior competition.

'I am always so excited to see my films on the big screen and I am honoured to have made it through to the finals surrounded by such a talented group of peers,' said Sean.

Films shortlisted for the final will be screened at Fresh Film Festival 2019 in Limerick from March 25 to 30 and Ireland's Young Filmmaker of the Year Awards will be presented on the March 27 for the Junior category and March 28 for the Senior category.

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