The LauraLynn Oscars 2018
The Odeon Cinema in Charlestown, Dublin 11, was the location for the third annual LauraLynn Oscars ceremony this weekend, which saw eight wonderful short films made by LauraLynn families premiere at an exclusive gala event featuring a red carpet and an invite-only audience.
The stars of the movies and their families enjoyed the full hair and makeup treatment at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice before being chauffeured to the red carpet at The Odeon, where they were greeted by screaming fans and photographers. The evening ended with each movie receiving its very own ‘LauraLynn Oscar’ (full list of winners below), presented on the evening by Baz Ashmawy and 2FM radio presenter Tracy Clifford.
The LauraLynn Oscars is a much-loved event in the hospice’s calendar and involves LauraLynn children, their siblings, and their parents writing, producing and starring in their very own short films with the generous help of industry professionals.
Shot on location in various counties around Ireland, the films span a range of genres, including comedy, action, animation and drama, with all films edited and produced by Windmill Lane Recording Studios. Each year the Oscars aim to foster whole family engagement while therapeutically supporting anticipatory loss within the family, with the final output of the project providing a tangible, post-bereavement legacy for families to cherish.
Best Comedy:’Clubber, The Loveable, Forgetful, Clumsy Alien’ Aoibhin and Family
Best Fantasy: ‘Conall and his Book of Spells’ Conall and Family
Best Original Screenplay: ‘Honey I Shrunk Darth Vader’ Liam and Family
Best Adapted Animation: ‘Leeia’s Magnificent Dragon-Taming Adventure’ Leeia and Family
Best Action Movie: ‘James Blonde’ Claudia and Family
Best Adapted Movie: ‘Star Wars – May The Hurl Be With You’ Jamie and Family
Best Adventure: ‘Natalia and The Penguin’ Natalia and Family
Best Drama: ‘The Gig – Pranksters Paradise’ Cillian and Family
We would like to extend a special thanks to all those that made the LauraLynn Oscars possible:
Scriptwriters: Carol Walsh, Gavin Ryan and Paul Webster
Film Industry Professionals: Luke Franklin, Mike Donnelly, Aidan Alcock and Oleg Rudkovoskij
Props & Costumes: Into The Badlands, Audio Networks
Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Odeon Charlestown, Starbucks, Leisureplex, OLIVER Ireland, Ricoh Ireland, Baz Ashmawy, Tracy Clifford, Joanna Butler, Marissa Carter, Cocoa Brown, Martin King, Eventease, Plan My Debs, Lolliprops, Seoda Jewellers, Ballance Hair Studio, Gemma Leigh, Isobel Heaney, Rebekah Doyle, Lindsey Neil, Dunnes Stores, Rathfarnham Garda Station, Glenveagh Castle, Fermoy Community Youth Centre, St. Laurence’s GAA Club, Cast and Crew of The Vikings, Mount Anville Secondary School and our LauraLynn Staff and Volunteers.
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