Her Mother's Daughters 2010
Director: Oonagh Kearney Choreographer: Cindy Cummings
Cast: Joanna Banks, Deirdre Murphy, Emma O'Kane, Jessica & Megan Kennedy
Her Mother's Daughters was one of four filmmaker/choreographer projects selected for the 2010, Dance On The Box scheme (Arts Council/Film Base/RTE). It premiered in May 2010 at the Dublin Dance Festival and has been screened at numerous film festivals around the world.
The film has two key influences. The first is the director's mother and sisters, exploring the imagination of the mother figure as she waits for her daughters to ring home. The second is the black and white photography of Francesca Woodman.
To date, Her Mother's Daughters has won the following awards: ÉCU, The VII European Independent Film Festival, Paris, March 2012: Winner of Best Editing Award; XVIII Capalbio International Short Film Festival, Italy, October 2011: Winner Best Female Actress for the ensemble cast of Joanna Banks, Megan Kennedy, Jessica Kennedy, Deirdre Murphy and Emma O'Kane; Acquedolci Short Film Festival, Sicily, August 2011: Awarded 2nd Place in the International Short Film Category Received a Jury Special Mention for Choreography, Nominated for Best Photography Award; Tenderpixel Experimental Film Compilation, London, July 2011: Selected for a dvd distributed by Tenderpixel Gallery in London on July 23rd; In The Palace International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria, June 2011: Winner Best International Experimental Film; Aesthetica International Short Film Competition 2010: Selected for a dvd distributed with the January 2011 edition of Aesthetica Magazine; Fastnet Film Festival, May 2010: Winner Best Experimental Film, Winner Best Cinematography, Winner Joint Best of Cork.