John Collins 07:00, Ireland
An evocative mood piece, The Fruitful glides gently from classic Georgian townscapes to the lush emerald landscapes of rural Ireland, reflecting one young lady’s inner turmoil as she struggles for restitution in the shadows of her recent past. Written and Directed by John Collins, The Fruitful tests convention in a stunning blend of imagery and poetry, while narration is from Nóirín Ní Riain and music performed by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin with Owen and Moley Ó Súilleabháin. The Fruitful is a stark contemporary portrait which seeks to enchant the collective subconscious with an Irish recitation of an antique Asian anecdote which celebrates spirit over subjection.
Award winning director John Collins is a Limerick artist who enjoys film production, script writing and has worked in the arts for most of his life. He covets a poetic outlook, yet there is a stark approach to his efforts, with strong visual colour and structure.