As the analogue age draws to a close, eight men sit in an Irish bar and battle to remain relevant in the digital world; the TV in the corner a harbinger of this technological future.
It is the day of the analogue to digital switchover of television transmission. Conversations about life, death and quantum physics mix with pints to create a surreal document of the switchover day and of people caught between two worlds.
Taking inspiration from that little piece of information that is lost in the transfer from analogue to digital, the film examines who and what is lost in the relentless rush forward.
This film was made as part of the Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann Reality Bites short documentary scheme 2013.
CREDIT LIST Director: Keith Walsh Producer: Jill Beardsworth Camera: Keith Walsh Sound: Jill Beardsworth Editor: Keith Walsh Dubbing Mixer: Killian Fitzgerald, Avatar Post Production Online: Cillian Duffy Colourist: Eugene McCrystal Post production supervisor: Ciara Walsh Editing Advisor: John Murphy Graphic Artist: Marco von Knobloch Transport: Neil Felton Promo Stills: Ceiteach Breathnach Stills Assistant: John E. Maher Stills Transport: Shane O’Malley Irish Film Board Production Executive - Emma Scott Shorts Co-ordinator - Jill McGregor Solicitor: Brian Gormley at Philip Lees solicitors Insurance: Media Insurance Equipment Hire: Camera Kit
The Front Written & Performed by Conor Walsh Courtesy of Conor Walsh
Intermittent Haiku Written and performed by Tim Story & Hans Joachim Roedilius From the Album ‘Inlandish’ Courtesy of Groenland Records
Red Haired Mary Written by Sean McCarthy Performed by Foster and Allen Courtesy of Asdee music Ltd. & CMR Records Ltd.
News footage courtesy of RTÉ Libraries and Archives
Extract from the poem ADONAÏS by Percy Bysshe Shelley