Bending Glass

Bending Glass - Directed by Suzie Keegan


Since the beginning of the neon industry in Ireland in the 1930s, the community has been incredibly closed and tight knit. There is no formal training, with only 5 glass benders in the country today. Eighty year old Paddy is the oldest and most experienced of the allumni, having started his career in the glassblowing industry at the age of 16. From his workshop, Paddy guides us through the process of making these coveted signs as he reflects on the highs and lows of his career and reveals his thoughts on the industries uncertain future.

Runtime: 8 minutes

Directed by: Suzie Keegan - Follow on Facebook 

About the filmmakers:

Suzie Keegan is a Dublin based director, this is her debut film.

Peter Murnaghan is a Dublin based producer with many years experience.

Cast & Crew:

Featuring:  Paddy Dignam | Director: Suzie Keegan  | Writer: Suzie KeeganProducer: Peter Murnaghan | Photography: JJ Rolfe | Editor: Eoin McDonagh | Composer: Denis ChlosseySound Design: Brendan Rehill


Screenings, Nominations & Awards:

Cork Film Festival Debut, Cork, Dingle, Fastnet, Baton Rouge, Newport Beach, Richard Harris and Underground Film Festival, Independent Film Festival, Belgium Irish International film festival, San Francisco Irish Film Festival and Sonoma International Film Festival

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