Following on from its official selection for Clermont-Ferrand earlier this week, it has been announced that the animated short A Coat Made Dark directed and written by Jack O’Shea has been selected for the world renowned Sundance Film Festival.
In the short two burglars strike it rich after stealing a mysterious coat. So begins a comic tale in which Midnight, an anthropomorphized dog and his human servant Peter struggle for power, courtesy of the coat.
Produced by Damien Byrne for STILL Films LTD it features the voices of Hugh O’Connor, Declan Conlon and Antonia Campbell Hughes.
The film which premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year was produced under the Frameworks short-film scheme, which is co-financed by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, RTÉ and the Arts Council.
A Coat Made Dark is the latest Irish film to be selected for the North American festival which is set to have a strong Irish presence with Mammal, The Land of the Enlightened, Sing Street, Love & Friendship, Viva and The Lobster all screening.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival takes place from January 21st to 31st 2016 in Park City, Utah.