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Volkswagen Joe - A Short Film

By TechnoWolf Films


Northern Ireland 1981 - faced with an impossible decision a conflicted mechanic living in a border town will be forced to make a decision that will change his life forever. In a time of social upheaval, mistrust and religious division everyone must pick a side.

The film explores the polarising of people and communities during "The Troubles". It was really important to us to make a film that offered a balanced view of the conflict without casting judgement on either side. The film is an adaption of an award winning play written by well known Cavan playwright Brendan McCann.

The project was made possible by a peace and reconciliation fund called PEACE III with support from the Belturbet Drama Society. The goal of the project was always to further develop the relationship between the political and religious communities North and South of the border. As part of our filmmaking journey we shot, cast and crewed up with amazing industry professionals and local people from both sides of the border.

We are really proud of this film and the fact that it has already brought people together.

With your help we will be able to finish what is already a beautiful film to the highest possible standards and help it to connect with audiences around the world.

Your contributions will help pay for:

Digital colour grade, which will give us the look and feel of the 1980s.
Sound mixing and design to bring the sound and feel of the time to life.
Special FX to heighten the drama and make the film as realistic as possible.
Festival Admin fees and postage to help pay for the cost of submitting the film to festivals around the world. 


Our Amazing cast:

Stuart Graham: Hunger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Fall
John Delaney: Titanic Blood & Steel, Hooligans, Ceart Agus Coir
Janet Moran: Love/Hate, Breakfast on Pluto, The Clinic
Paddy Rocks: A Belfast Story, Game of Thrones, Behold the lamb
Matthew O Brien: Inside, Reasons to be silent, Domestic Odyssey
Helen Roche: Roy, Deception, Fair City

Our key crew include:

Director - Brian Deane: 126, Without Words (Award winning short film)
Writer - Matt Roche: Atrophy, Homemade, Toy Soldiers ( All Award winning short films)
Producer - Anna O'Malley: Vikings, Flat Lake, Love Eternal
Producer - Kevin McCann for Belturbet Drama Society
Sound Mixer - Dan Birch: Tudors,Vikings & In America
Director of Photography - Paddy Jordan: Stitches, Citadel & Pentecost (Oscar nominated short film)
Production Designer - Padraig O'Neil: Garage, The Boxer & Braveheart
Costumer- Caitriona Ní Threasaigh Neverland, Becoming Jane, Isolation
Editor - Eamonn Cleary: Hillstreet, Toy Soldiers, Switch