It's Not Yet Dark

IE 2016 • 77' • Frankie Fenton
human interest

Synopsis

Narrated by Colin Farrell, this is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young Irish filmmaker who, despite a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease, goes on to direct an award-winning feature film solely through the use of his eyes. The documentary is a celebration of Simon’s love of film, of creating art and of telling beautiful human stories no matter the obstacle. His artistic supporter, Colin Farrell, beautifully narrates this life-affirming story which is based on Simon’s book also titled It’s Not Yet Dark.

Quotes

"The very definition of a documentary crowd-pleaser“
Variety
„crowd-pleasing“ „the triumph of will and art“
Screen Daily
„powerful“, „ inspirational“
Indiewire

Awards

Best Irish Feature Documentary @ Galway Film Fleadh
Best Cinematography in a Feature Film @ Galway Film Fleadh

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Credits

Director
Frankie Fenton
Producer
Kathryn Kennedy and Lesley McKimm
Executive Producer
Jackie Larkin
Production Company
Kennedy Films and Newgrange Pictures
Cinematographer
Kate McCullough
Editor
Dermot Diskin
Music
Stephen Rennicks

Festivals

DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY FF
thessaloniki DFF
MILLENIUM INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
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BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL
Sundance
Galway Film Fleadh
CPH:DOX
Sydney FF
Stockholm IFF
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Director

Frankie Fenton is an award winning Irish Film and TV Director/Producer specialising in documentary film todo with pressing social matters. He is a former graduate of Dublin City University accomplishing a Masters in Film and Television Studies. As founder of Sector 7G Frankie has engaged in international pitching, financing and shooting in many forums worldwide. He is an expert in online crowd funding appeals and regularly consults in funding documentary projects both sides of the Atlantic. He is highly skilled at pinpointing and targeting potential audiences and building strategic support and educates on the benefits of online marketing.Directing credits include "The Good Reactor" (working title, release date TBA) an environmental feature documentary about controversial ways to solve the coming global energy crisis. And "It's Not Yet Dark" another documentary in conjunction with Newgrange Pictures and Kennedy Films in Dublin, Ireland. Narrated by Colin Farrell this feature documentary explores the work of award winning Irish film director and best selling author Simon Fitzmaurice who directed his own feature "My Name IsEmily" (TIFF Official Selection) but under the burden of Motor Neuron Disease (ALS). Simon uses his eye to communicate through Eye Gaze technology. "It's Not Yet Dark" was awarded the Best Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography ofan Irish Feature at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh (release date TBA).Frankie has spent many years working in the post production sector ofUK television before moving to independent directing professionally. Although documentary film has been his primary focus Frankie has also trained and qualified as a professional artisan baker during his time in London.