“In 1973 Stanley Kubrick came to Ireland…and brought the whole goddamn British Army with him”
Kubrick By Candlelight is an award winning romantic comedy set behind the scenes of the filming of the Stanley Kubrick motion picture Barry Lyndon which shot in Southern Ireland in 1973. Many myths and legends surround Kubrick and none more so than his dramatic escape from Ireland after receiving a threatening phone call in early 1974….
Our story finds two young lovers, one an Irish kid playing a British Redcoat, one an English assistant director, from different sides of the camera tracks. Will their love survive the shoot? Can the production’s insatiable desire for candles be satisfied by the local village? And just who made that threatening call to Stanley which sent him running?
Shot in Tullamore, County Offaly and winner of the Film Offaly/ Filmbase Bursary 2016, David O’Reilly brings together a sensational cast including Darragh O’Toole (Red Rock, South), Amy Hughes (Dad’s Army, Vikings) and Phelim Drew (My Left Foot, Angela’s Ashes) as well as an illustrious behind the scenes crew including DOP Stil Williams (Convenience, Gone Too Far) and producer Vinnie Jassal (Fast & Furious Six, Kingsman). The legendary actor Brian Cox joins us as The Narrator.
Original and adapted score by world renowned Irish musicians Ewan Cowley, Gavin Cowley and Joe Csibi as well as Peadar O Riada playing his father Sean’s piece from the soundtrack of Barry Lyndon – Women of Ireland. Also featuring two fantastic tracks from 70s Irish band “Cromwell”.
500 candles, 100 period costumes, 50 extras, a crew of 30, 10 classic cars and vans, 8 locations, 2 horses and one Stanley Kubrick in the guise of actor Michael Nolan, Kubrick By Candlelight is an unashamedly big scale short film, set across two time periods, with Hollywood production values to rival any feature film.
Kubrick by Candllelight is directed by David O’Reilly and stars Darragh O’Toole, Amy Hughes, Mark Lawrence, Al Foran, Phelim Drew, Mark Webb, Lisa Moore, Alan Curran and Michael Nolan as Stanley Kubrick.
And featuring Brian Cox as The Narrator.
Winner of Best film at Waterford Film Festival. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Richard Harris International Film Festival. Winner of Best Screenplay at Kino International Film Festival.