Sunday, 1 January 2012

The Stolen Wings

I'm not a filmmaker, but it's safe to assume that short films are essential to have on a CV for up and coming directors.  They're a great way to learn the art of film making for the filmmaker and the offer a few minutes of entertainment for the fan.  You don't always need a full feature to get your message across, and you definitely don't need one to entertain.  Up and coming Irish director Gerard Lough has made 5 shorts,, and they've all been amazing.  The above link is the full short for The Stolen Wings, and I strongly recommend you take 4 minutes 34 seconds of your time and watch it and if you like it then go on and watch all of his stuff, because quite frankly, he's amazing.  The Stolen Wings took 11 months to make and it's definitely paid off.

Surely it's only a matter of time before he gets the budget to make a full feature, and when he does I'll be the first to see it.  I really hope he continues down the path of making imaginative horror and fantasy.  In under 5 minutes, he manages to tell such unique stories.


  1. I think this will be the next film I review; thanks - I was looking for new material and couldn't come to a final decision!

    I love a good short - let's see if this one pays off!

  2. What did you think? I think it's a great one. I'll be sure to read your review. His other shorts are good as well.

  3. I put up my review a few hours ago - I really liked it a lot!

    I'll have to check out some of his other work now!