Fresh Faced O’Connor Lands Major Acclaim
By Sean O’Sullivan (6th Year) and Dave Kenny (6th Year)
Cian’s latest film “MiPhone” was accepted into Ireland’s largest Youth Film Festival, ‘Fresh Film Festival’. In the showing of films to get into the prestigious event at the Belltable Theatre in Limerick, “Miphone” went down a treat.
The 10 minute satire on materialism and technology in which O’Connor casted himself as the lead character as well as writing, producing, videoing and editing the film was well received by the Limerick audience. Cian’s father Frank, playing himself, had a cameo role in the film. The already celebrated masterpiece received a rapturous reception from the local film community.
We wish Cian the best in his future productions and have no doubt that the talented, pretentious and incredibly well-rounded Dingle native will be a household name before long. Once a talented athlete, it seems there is nothing the young man cannot achieve.
We are all immensely proud of Glenstal’s mercurial artist, who’s talents were nurtured and developed by many of the great filmmakers in Glenstal’s long and celebrated tradition.
Even many of the senior rugby stars, none more so than Captain Tim Costigan chipped in with kind words for the ignominious prodigy. “He epitomizes what the entire school ethos is about. I love his diversity, he brings a sense of realism to the whole thing”. Munster Under 18’s representative, Colm Hogan was equally quick to pay tribute to his fellow classmate. “I particularly enjoyed his insightful documentary on Tim Costigan. The influence of Jean-Luc Godard is evident to the trained eye”. It is obvious that the gifted filmmaker has won the hearts not only of his fellow students but the wider community of cinema goers and film critics alike.
The young Kerry native is certain to continue developing his constantly evolving style and we have no doubt he will continue to win admirers both locally and globally for many years to come.
Dan Hubbard – Glenstal Oscar Winner(and fellow Dinglonian) – watch out!