The Ballad of Des & Mo – James Fair’s cinema lesson


The Ballad od Des & Mo,  written and directed by James Fair, will be screened on Friday 2nd  December at 6.00 pm during the  2011  IrishFilmFesta. This film tells the story of an Irish couple’s adventurous second honey moonin Australia.  It  was shot and edited in only 72 hours and was screened during the 59th edition of the Melbourne Festival.

James Fair- director and Film Technology lecturer at the Staffordshire University  – will explain to the audience the experimental production techniques  that allowed him to shoot his film in such a short time span.  He is no stranger to this type of techniques, which he applied for his previous movie Watching & Waiting, a film shot over 72 hours for the 2008 Galway Film Fleadh festival.