Dave Tynan has accumulated a number of accolades over the years including IFTAs and two selections for The Nuits En Or tour. Having directed the likes of ‘Dublin Oldschool’ and the emotive ‘Heartbreak’ starring Emmet Kirwan, Dave has returned with a new short-short. Confessing that it has been “way too long not making things” he has directed a raw, self-funded 2 minute video starring the talented Roxanna Nic Liam, who also wrote the film’s accompanying words.
Highlighting the toxic nature of an affair, the words delivered in the film coupled with sharp visuals illustrate a chaotic environment constructed by two people attempting to escape the realities of their lives.
On ‘The Bubble’ Roxanna said, “It’s a piece I wrote years ago at a time where I felt very lost and didn’t really know what I was doing with my life. I wasn’t working at what I wanted to be working at or doing what I wanted to be doing, so I just found different things to distract myself from that, which was basically drinking and riding and hanging out with people who were similarly lost in the world.”
A very natural collaboration, Roxanna continued to explain how the piece came to be, “I met Dave years ago working on a deadly short film he made called ‘The Cherishing’ and we stayed friends afterwards. I was writing loads of stuff and he asked me to send him some of it and ‘The Bubble’ clicked. We met up and had chats about it and Dave’s amazing visual mind came up with a load of gorgeous ideas of what it would look like on film. I said yes, absolutely!”
Drawing inspiration from some of her own experiences Roxanna said, “I was in a version of this bubble and bubbles obviously burst, and when mine did, the words came pouring out of me.”
Over email Dave added, “I’d worked with Roxanna before and I knew she’d been writing spoken word pieces. She sent me a couple of them and I remember Bubble just caught me. I listened to it again and again. It felt like it packed so much into a short time frame, the kind of writing and delivery that’s really rare: honest and raw and true. I’m grateful she trusted me with it. I want to mention Lloyd Cooney too, who stars in the film alongside Roxanna. He’s a brilliant actor, like Roxanna brave, intelligent and sound. I’m really glad we got to work together on this.”
Watch the film below: