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Love is a Sting

Directed by Vincent Gallagher

Short Narrative
Ireland | 18 min | 2015

A struggling children’s book writer named Harold Finch. At his lowest point Harold gains an unexpected house guest in the form of an ageing hyper-intelligent mosquito named Anabel. Anabel has literally been the fly on the wall throughout history, but has never managed to communicate with a human being. One failed attempt after another to get through to Harold leaves Anabel weak and desperate. In a final bid to have her story heard, Anabel will teach Harold that the smallest voice can make the biggest noise.

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Love is a Sting - Vincent GallagherVincent Gallagher

Upon graduating from The National Film School, IADT (BA Film and Video) Vincent received the inaugural NFS/Filmbase Award for Outstanding Contribution to Filmmaking. Vincent specialized in Directing and Cinematography, winning awards at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and the Best Drama Award for his graduation film, Bright Idea at both the Irish and U.K. Royal Television Society. On the strength of his directing work Vincent was accepted to the Berlin Talent Campus during his final year at NFS.

Since leaving film school Vincent has directed a number of short films, An Cosc (Lasair, Filmbase/TG4) has screened at many festivals worldwide and won Best In Festival at the Corona Fastnet Film Festival. Crossword (Filmbase/RTE) premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, which has won the Best Film award at the Waterford Film Festival, the Audience Award at Tokyo Short Shorts, Most Inspirational Film at Life Tree Festival, and both Best Int. Short and the Audience Award at the Edmonton Film Festival, Canada. Irish Film Board funded SIGNS won Best First Animation at the Galway Film Fleadh and Best Animation at the Sub Traveling Festival Barcelona as well as having screened at many festivals across Europe and Asia.

Vincent won the Best new Director award at the Kinsale Shark Advertising Awards 2011 as well as Best Music Video Director at the 2011 IMTV awards and is currently working as a commercials director, EPK producer, as well as developing projects for film and television including Storyland: Burning Wishes (RTE/IFB) for Deadpan Pictures for which he won Best Director in the 2015 San Francisco Web Fest.

Film Information

Director: Vincent Gallagher
Country: Ireland
Year: 2015
Language: English
Runtime: 18 min
Rated: PG


Producers: Ian Hunt Duffy
Writer: Benjamin Cleary

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