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.
Director: Keith Walsh
Producer: Jill Beardsworth
Camera: Keith Walsh
Sound: Jill Beardsworth
Editor: Keith Walsh
Dubbing Mixer: Killian Fitzgerald, Avatar Post
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
Insurance: Media Insurance
Equipment Hire: Camera Kit
Written & Performed by Conor Walsh
Courtesy of Conor Walsh
Written and performed by Tim Story & Hans Joachim
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