International film award for Killoe man

Tom Begley, a native of Killoe, has recently received a top international film award for his short production ‘Cold’. The film was given the title of Best Short Film at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.

Tom Begley, a native of Killoe, has recently received a top international film award for his short production ‘Cold’. The film was given the title of Best Short Film at the Sabaoth International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.

Speaking to the Leader from his home in Ruislip, London, the former student of St Theresa’s NS, Killoe, expressed delight at his most recent achievement.

“The theme of the specialist category in which the film was placed was Domestic Abuse. In my film ‘Cold’ there was only one sentence and I think that impressed the judges,” said Tom. Nine of the ten awarding judges agreed and gave Tom’s film the gold stamp of approval. “The film centres upon the abuse of women and domestic violence. It is three minutes long and the message is largely visual.”

Tom, who lived in Killoe for most of his childhood, is a son of Mickey and Mary Begley of Begley’s Pub, Killoe.

More details and photographs in next week’s Leader.