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The Wiremen wins

Brilliant news that animation The Wiremen which was written by Screen Academy Scotland MA Screenwriting graduate Paul Cahill, has won the James Horgan Award for Best Animation at Galway Film Fleadh. 

The Wiremen is an animation short co-funded by the Irish Film Board and RTE as part of the short film animation scheme Frameworks and made in association with Jam Media. The film is directed by award-winning animator Jessica Patterson, written by Paul Cahill, produced by Dave Minogue with Jam Media’s Richard Gordon as executive producer. It stars Ruth McCabe, Barry Ward and Alisha Weir. The Wiremen debuted at the Galway Film Fleadh in July 2018 where it went on to win the prestigious James Horgan Award. 

The Wiremen tells the story of when electricity was first brought to rural Ireland.  A six-year-old girl believing a faerie has entered her home with ‘the Light’ soon learns the story of its keepers; the Wiremen. 

Winning this award also puts The Wiremen on the long list for the Oscars!

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