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Director
John Mcllduff

Filmography
2002 Le poirier (short)
2005 À l’arrière (short)
2010 To Do List (short)
2011 Behold the Lamb

Biography
He was born in Belfast and studied English Literature at Queens University, Belfast. He trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris and was a founding member of Shibboleth Theatre Company. He has directed theater and opera in France, Italy, UK and Ireland. He is co-artistic director of Dumbworld, a company he formed with composer Brian Irvine. Most recently he has written the words and directed Postcards from Dumbworld, which had its World Premiere at the Belfast Festival 2010 and was nominated for an Irish Times Theater Award for Best Opera.

International Competition

Behold the Lamb / John Mcllduff

Liz lives in her car, along with her boyfriend Joe and his dog. When his dad suddenly appears, Joe runs off. Liz is left alone with middle-aged Eddie, whom she also has to drive to a village in Northern Ireland so that he can pick up a... sheep. A junkie, Liz wants to visit her son, who is being raised by foster parents, in order to give him his birthday present. On his part, Eddie, a mild-mannered ex-accountant, has to go against his nature in order to save his son. In this bittersweet road movie, the two main characters make a temporary alliance on the way to their redemption. Vulnerable, visibly flawed and traumatized, they both reveal a deep humanism, whose dark roots John MacIlduff carefully accentuates with strokes of humor and hope.


Director:John Mcllduff
Script:John McIlduff
Cinematography:Steeven Petitteville
Editing:Nick Emerson
Sound:Deke Thompson
Music:Brian Irvine
With:Aoife Duffin (Liz), Nigel O’Neill (Eddie), Michael Mason (Joe),Marta McIlduff (girl in filling station), Barry Etherson (lorry driver), Sandra Ni Bhrion (pharmacist), Rose Henderson (Ivy), Paddy Rocks (Stan), Oisin Murray (Kevin), Shaun Paul McGrath (Barry)
World Sales:Media Luna, Germany Alessandro Lombardo T. +49 221 5109 1892 alessandro@medialuna.biz www.medialuna.biz
Production Design:John Leslie
Producer:Kevin Jackson
Production:Dumbworld Productions, UK T. +44 7801 894 495 john@dumbworld.co.uk www.dumbworld.co.uk
Production Country:UK
Format:HDCam Color
Duration:83'
Production Year:2011
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 15:45 | ID:413
FRIDA LIAPPA:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 20:15 | ID:545
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