‘Other Land’ at the Kicking Donkey

Map Unavailable

‘Other Land’ at the Kicking Donkey

When: Fri 26 Aug 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

Address: , ,
Phone: 0834875310
Email: alice@seapeafilms.com
Website: www.seapeafilms.com


irish premiere other land
‘Other Land’ film poster. Designer: Ian Malone


Irish premiere of ‘Other Land’ taking place in Bundoran

Short film shot largely in Donegal will premiere on Friday 26 August in the Kicking Donkey from 8pm

‘Other Land’ follows the path of Vittoria Farmer, a young Australian surfer who arrived in Donegal at the beginning of winter, as she journeys through the raw landscape and history of the West of Ireland. This voyage will engage the senses in a unique and powerful way, as Vittoria experiences the Atlantic Ocean, the wild and ever changing elements, and the ancient essence of Ireland for the first time. The film bears witness to how the intertwining of land and sea will impact on this talented surfer.

The inspiration behind the film is embedded in the ancient roots of Ireland and the wonderment and mysticism that is present at many of the Irish surf spots. It is shot from land, sea, and air. The project showcases Vittoria’s immense talent in the water and is an important representation for women’s cold water surfing, which is often under-represented in the media.
Creating the film was a collaborative venture, bringing together musicians and artists in Donegal and the West Coast to help create a bespoke soundtrack and artwork for the film. The soundtrack was produced by Orri McBrearty, a producer, musician, and composer based in Dunfanaghy, Donegal. The artwork for the film was created by Ian Malone.

Speaking about the film, Alice Ward, Sligo based filmmaker and director of Other Land, said: “I
wanted to make this film because I am fascinated by our innate relationship with the ocean,
especially in the bitter conditions of an Irish winter. I tried to create a piece of work that will engage the senses and let people feel that they themselves are experiencing the ocean alongside Vittoria, as she surfs powerful waves. The viewer, through the camera lens, will glimpse huge cliffs, rocky land, and expansive skies from the viewpoint of the surfer.”
The screening, for which admission is free, We hope to see you there!