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Writer/Director of ‘Ship of Souls’ Jean Palsey

Writer/Director of ‘Ship of Souls’ Jean Palsey

Writer/Director of ‘Ship of Souls’ Jean Palsey

The winners of this year's Kerry Short Film Bursary have been announced with writer/director of the project 'Ship of Souls' picking up the award along with her producer Greg Burrowes.

Along with the prestige and recognition that comes with being selected, the pair will also pick up a cool €10,000 to use in the making of the short film.

Bettering a tough field of 60 other applicants, Jean and Greg's project caught the eye of Kerry Film Officer with Kerry ETB, Siobhan O'Sullivan; and Kate Kennelly, Kerry County Council Arts Officer.

'Ship of Souls' was previously shortlisted in Kerry in 2019 and benefited from a script development award. The screenplay is a fascinating look at the interplay of different cultures when a Japanese woman arrives in Kerry to grieve her deceased husband with his family.

For her own part, Jean is a very experienced writer having penned other films such as "Ordinary Worries: The Bosnian Community in Ireland" and co-wrote the 2019 feature film "Dead Happy", while Greg has been producing content since 2016.

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