The Basket Case

The Basket Case is a love story set somewhere in small-town Ireland.

It traces the lives of Ambrose and Josephine Cassidy, a bohemian couple who live in the Wicklow mountains.  The film opens as Ambrose is walking calmly through a Biblical storm, to buy among other things, a dead pig for his dying wife. But what is he building for her?

The Basket Case is a dark, twisted, comic tale of love, devotion, death and debt, set in small town Ireland.

IFB / RTÉ Short Cuts, 17 mins

Written and Directed by: Owen O'Neill
Produced by Katie Holly

Starring: Declan Conlon, Marcella Plunkett, Simon Delaney,  Deirdre O'Kane, Tara Flynn

Executive Producer: Kieron J. Walsh

Financiers: Irish Film Board, RTÉ

Distribution: Network Television Ireland

Festivals:
Galway Film Fleadh
Belfast Film Festival
Mid-Ulster Film Festival
Waterford Film Festival
Raindance Film Festival
European Film Festival
Filmstock<>br Strasbourg Film Festival
Valitone Music Film Festival
Palm Springs Shortfest
WILDSound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival
Boston Irish Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Chicago Irish Film Festival
Fantaspoa Film Festival, Brazil

Awards:
Best Irish Short - Boston Irish Film Festival
Best International Short -Fantaspoa Film Festival, Brazil