Clown

Nominated for Best Short Documentary

Director: Shane O'Neill

10' • Ireland • 2021

English

"It's a serious business being funny" A seasoned professional clown on the eve of retirement reflects on a lifetime of adoration & rejection, humour & heartbreak. Clown is a short, stylised documentary, delving into the hidden customs & quirks of the clowning community to tell the story of a life spent trying to make people laugh.

Writer: Shane O'Neill

Producer: Shane O'Neill

Cast: Mattie Faint & David Sterne

Director's Bio:
A graduate of both the National Film School of Ireland and the University of Westminster, Dubliner Shane is based in London working across advertising & broadcasting, writing & developing integrated, multi-platform campaigns. Shane is also a freelance shoot director; creating commercials, promos & digital content. This is his first short film.