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Imbas Forosnai is a short film directed by Shane Serrano and produced by Pete Moles for Crude Media Imbas Forosnai is a short film directed by Shane Serrano and produced by Pete Moles for Crude Media

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Imbas Forosnai by Crude Media has been selected for the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2021

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Imbas Forosnai is a short film directed by Shane Serrano and produced by Pete Moles for Crude Media.

Imbas Forosnai by Crude Media has been selected for the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2021

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

imbas forosnai Pictured above is spoken word artist Shane Davis on set for ‘Imbas ‘Forosnai.’ Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Pictured above is spoken word artist Shane Davis on set for ‘Imbas ‘Forosnai.’ Picture: Diarmuid Greene

Crude, a film and video production company in the midwest of Ireland, are delighted to announce that their short film, ‘Imbas Forosnai’ and two of their short documentaries have been selected for the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2021.

The two short documentaries selected are ‘It Started In The Streets’ and ‘Eye Of The River.’

Imbas Forosnai’ is a short film that premiered at Culture Night this year. It is directed by Shane Serrano, an award-winning filmmaker from Limerick City, Ireland, written by spoken word artist Shane Davis, with the consultation of anthropologist and folklorist Dr. Billy Mag Fhloinn. The film was produced by Pete Moles, a film producer based in Limerick, for Crude Media. 

Director Shane Serrano said, “We are delighted to have our short film selected for this year’s Richard Harris International Film Festival. It has been in the making for quite some time, we were awarded the Limerick film bursary in late 2019 and were scheduled to start shooting in the first quarter of 2020, but due to the pandemic, everything was put on hold. We were still very fortunate to persevere and safely complete production by September 2020. And we are now very fortunate to begin our festival run with such a reputable festival and in our own home town no less.”

‘Imbas Forosnai’ translates to ‘Wisdom That Illuminates.’ The 15-min short film is based on the clairvoyant practices of poets in ancient Ireland, which is still practised by those with the eyes to see. In the short film, a young poet travels through space and time to come face to face with a being as old as Ireland. 

The film taps into our fundamental desire for meaning. It connects ancient rituals with modern concerns, combining the ambitious visuals with the poetry of Shane Davis, who embodies a great and ancient entity, speaking from the perspective of the River Shannon. 

‘Imbas Forosnai’ received funding from the Limerick Film Bursary award in 2019, granted by Limerick Arts Office and Limerick City and County Council. 

The Richard Harris International Film Festival is based in Limerick City, home of legendary actor Richard Harris. 

It is part of the Global Irish Festival Series, providing screenings of a wide variety of premieres and documentaries, script readings, acting masterclasses, as well as welcoming stars of the screen. 

While the Richard Harris International Film Festival 2021 was supposed to be held in person this year, due to reasons outside their control, this edition of the festival along with the in-person screenings has been postponed. 

For more about the Richard Harris International Film Festival go HERE 

For more stories about film go HERE 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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