MORE THAN GOD, 9min, Ireland, Comedy
Directed by Kev Cahill
A pious Doctor is forced to deal with a family matter whilst hiding under the bed of a stranger.
A short comedy set in modern Ireland that follows the attempts of a pious doctor to uncover his wife's suspected affair, but instead is confronted by the rigidity of his religion, the boundaries of his love for his daughter, and his obligation to resuscitate her lover's husband
More Than God was completed in August 2015. It comes out of a changing Ireland in a changing world. The recent gay marriage referendum in Ireland followed by the long awaited Supreme Court ruling in the United States has finally brought a marginalised group of our society a step closer to being equal citizens in the eyes of the law. Our film set out to show a family in the middle of that struggle. Some people would say that struggle is far too severe a word given that the lgbtq community is already widely accepted in society. A struggle against equality not against not against overt discrimination can be more difficult to overcome. It is for this reason that we try to convey the change of society in a more discrete way. We did not want to force a message upon anyone. We wanted to have a bit of fun.
We set out to show very normal universally recognisable characters in a bizarre situation which ultimately reminds them how their humanity is linked to everyone through the family, friends and strangers who are standing beside them.
WINNER BEST DIRECTOR at RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER BEST SHORT FILM BAHAMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER BEST SHORT FILM BOSTON IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION Cardiff International Film Festival, Wales
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