Happy Birthday


Happy Birthday is a short film which was filmed in October 2020 by Award winning production company, Red Bear Productions. The film is supported by Cavan County Council and Louth County Council.


A different world to film in now due to COVID, but nevertheless filming was completed and is now in post production to show the world in 2021.


A drama short film set in a world where the arts are no longer allowed to be celebrated. When a couple's young daughter's birthday comes around, she is about to discover what celebrating a birthday used to feel like.


Written and Directed by Tracy Martin ( Sister This, Dublin Will Show You How ) and Produced by Eleanor Bell (Follywood, Very Slightly Included).


Starring Irish Theatre Award winner Aoibheann McCann ( A Streetcar Named Desire, The Playboy of the Western World, Vikings) Conor O'Riordan ( Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Annie McCann in her screen debut.


Cinematography by Stephen Flynn, Production Design by Caroline Hill, Sound mixing by Anthony Egan and Hair & Make-up by Wai-Har Healy.


Currently in Post Production, which is being edited by IFTA award winner, Cara Holmes.

The film will hit Film Festivals in mid 2021.

For updates about the film and future productions can be found here



Eleanor Bell is an 2020 Cavan Arts Professional Artist Award Receipient. 





Images : Eleanor Rogers and Joan McCann 



11 Jan 2021


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