Limerick rapper’s new success in short film

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

A short film produced by Jay Red is in the running for a major award
A LIMERICK director, rapper and music producer has seen his short film reach a worldwide audience and is in the running for a major award.

A LIMERICK director, rapper and music producer has seen his short film reach a worldwide audience and is in the running for a major award.

Jay Red, from Kileely, has written and produced a beautiful and thought-provoking piece of cinema over the course of a month, with assistance from many friends and professionals in Limerick.

The three-minute film, entitled The Snowman’s Gift, is Limerick’s only entry in a major short film competition, and features three elements - a missing girl who leaves her turbulent home in Limerick’s northside, a snowman and an old man’s wish.

“I put everything I had into this film. I wanted to make a thought-provoking piece and it has a lot of sentimental value to me, and if people watch it and like it I’d hope they would vote for it,” he told the Limerick Leader.

Nearly 1,200 films have been entered to date, while Jay’s is certainly being well received, with over 1,700 ‘likes’ on Facebook already. Entries closed on June 1 and the winner will be announced on June 30. There is a People’s Choice award for the most public votes, in addition to other awards. Jay wishes to thank a number of people who assisted with this production including John Anthony Murphy, Leonie Allen, Nigel Shinnors, Declan O’Donovan, Laura O’Connell, Paul Treacy, Louise Grehan and Vanessa Flood, amongst others.

To view and vote for the film see: www.rode.com/myrodereel/watch/entry/739.