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Tallaght Actress among Nominees for 2015 Underground Cinema Awards


The Underground Cinema Awards will take place in the magnificent Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday November 7th at 8pm.

Andie McCaffery Byrne is among the nominees in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Solitaire. The film tackles loneliness and solitude through the perspective of a 50-something woman as she deals with the mundane nature of her life and friends. The only morsel of happiness she can conjure up is when her son comes to visit but that’s a rarity. Something needs to change for this single mother whose only son has fled the nest a long time ago.

The cast includes Sarah Jane Lynch, Gareth Higgins, Andie McCaffrey Byrne, and Rex Ryan, and the film picked up 8 nominations.

Full List of Nominations:

Nominees for Best Film
Deadly produced by Shannon George
The Good Word produced by Paul Kennedy
Justlikeabitch produced by Ruaidhri Conroy
Solitaire produced by Paddy Slattery/Gerard Walsh
Today produced by Paddy Slatter

Nominees for Best Actress

Barbara Adair for Park Life
Úna Kavanagh for The Good Word
Emilie Jane Lavery for Dogtag
Sarah Jane Lynch for Solitaire
Susan Loughnane for Nocturne Passage

Nominees for Best Screenplay

Ruaidhri Conroy for Justlikeabitch
Kamila Dydyna for Testimony
Tristan Heanue for Today
Aidan McAteer for Deadly
Stuart Neville for The Good Word

Nominees for Best Production Design

Damian Byrne for The Nymph
Robert Clarke for I’ve Been a Sweeper
Robin McCarton for Robbie the Rabbit
Ciara O’Donovan for The Good Word
Grace O’Hara for An Cat

Nominees for Best Score

Neil Dunne and David Munro for Deadly
Jason Fernandez for Sineater
Frank Ilfman for Arabella
Pat O’Connor for Solitaire
Romain Trouillet for Dogtag

Nominees for Best Sound Design

Leon Henry for Solitaire
Paul Lynch for Justlikeabitch
Nikki Moss for Today
Chris Muldoon for The Good Word
PJ Rankin for An Bean Sidhe

Nominees for Best Director

Ruaidhri Conroy for Justlikeabitch
Stuart Graham for The Good Word
Tristan Heanue for Today
Aidan McAteer for Deadly
Gerard Walsh for Solitaire

Nominees for Best Supporting Actor

Owen Barton for The Seal
George Bracebridge for Oblivious
Philip Dillon for The Seal
Conleth Hill for The Good Word
Seamus Moran for The Hunt

Nominees for Best Cinematographer

Basil Al-Rawi for In Ribbons
Eimear Ennis Graham for Today
Eamonn Murphy for I’ve Been a Sweeper
John Redmond for Solitaire
Burschi Wojnar for The Nymph

Nominees for Best Costume Design

Damian Byrne for The Nymph
Gwen Jeffared Byrne Gascon for Testimony
Maggie Donnelly for The Good Word
Ken Lang and Belle Phibbs for Justlikeabitch
Brendan McCallion for

Nominees for Comedy

GunDown directed by Martin Cassidy/Nigel O’Brien
Contractors directed by Stephen Dunne
Just Leonard directed by Brian Dunster
The Caller directed by Steve Gunn
Park Life directed by Jason Shalloe

Nominees for Best Music Video

The Optimist directed by Jason Foran
Is It True directed by Glenn McMahon
Make Out directed by Shannon Moncrief
Yesterdays News directed by Patrick Murphy

Nominees for Best Actor

Brendan Conroy for Justlikeabitch
Paul Kennedy for The Good Word
Paul Quinn for Dogtag
Lalor Roddy for Today
Shane Robinson for The Seal

Nominees for Best Supporting Actress

Andie McCaffrey Byrne for Solitaire
Neili Conroy for Justlikeabitch
Hilary Cotter for Testimony
Saoirse Doyle for Oblivious
Roisin O’Neill for Just Leonard

Nominees for Best Editor

Graham Cantwell for Nocturne Passage
Amy Kirwan and Trace Raine for An Bean Sidhe
Patrick McKnight for The Seal
Brian O’Connor for Sineater
Gerard Walsh for Solitaire

Nominees for Best Makeup

Martina Julianna Byrne Gascon for Justlikeabitch
Brendan McCallion for A Soldiers Voice
Cara Mundy for An Bean Sidhe
Eoghan Ó’Héigeartaigh for Robbie the Rabbit
Nicki Polyakova for The Nymph

Nominees for Rising Star Award
Damian Byrne for The Nymph
Kamila Dydyna for Testimony
Stephen Gafney for Oblivious
Steve Gunn for The Caller
Craig Moore for Any Last Words