All is well in the Prendergast household. Or at least, that is what Jonathan Prendergast would have you believe.
But as he struggles to cope with a cooling marriage, and his teenage daughter's burgeoning independence, he becomes maniacally obsessed with chasing off his daughter's handsome new boyfriend, and stretches his familial bonds - and his own sanity - to their limits.
Based on the short story by acclaimed Irish author Kevin Barry, from his short story collection, "Dark Lies the Island." Barry most recently released the well-reviewed, award-winning novel, "Beatlebone" in the fall of 2015.
"Wifey Redux" was filmed in various locations around County Dublin, Ireland in June of 2015.
It is the result of a collaboration in between Producer/Director Robert McKeon, IFTA Award winning Producer Michael Donnelly V (Rockmount), Cinematographer Daniel Katz (Curfew, Before I Disappear), and an accomplished cast and crew - including prominent Irish actors Aidan McArdle (The Fall, Mr. Selfridge) and Angeline Ball (The Commitments, Shameless), up-and-coming young Irish actors Lauryn Canny and Craig Grainger, and British actors Shane O'Meara (Waterloo Road, Doctors), and Wallis Day (Krypton, Hollyoaks).
Post Production took place in the United States. The film was edited by Chris Catanach,Weston Caldwell, and Dan Swietlik, ACE of Stitch Editing. Sound design took place at 740 Sound Design, and the film was color graded by Lee Hultman of Local Hero Post.
The film features an original score by composer Kevin Seaton, and songs by indie rock band Grouplove.
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Best Narrative Short - Kansas City Film Festival
Best Short, Drama - Comedy - The Indie Gathering
Best Short Film - LA Comedy Festival
Best Direction in a Short Film, Robert McKeon - LA Comedy Festival
Best Actor in a Short Film, Aidan McArdle - LA Comedy Festival
Best Short Film-International Category - Canberra Short Film Festival
Best Director-International Category, Robert McKeon - Canberra Short Film Festival
Best Editing-International Category, Chris Catanach, Dan Swietlik A.C.E., Weston Archer - Canberra Short Film Festival
Best Cinematography in a Short Film, Daniel Katz - Galway Film Fleadh
Honorable Mention - FilmFest DC
Filmfest DC - Washington, DC - April 17 & 20, 2016
LA Comedy Festival - May 21, 2016
New Jersey International Film Festival - Sunday, June 5, 2016
Free State Festival - Lawrence, KS - Saturday, June 25, 2016
Galway Film Fleadh - Galway, Ireland - Thursday, July 7
Indy Film Fest - Indianapolis, Indiana - July 16, 2016
Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival - July 17, 2016 - July 20, 2016
The Indie Gathering - Hudson, Ohio - Friday, August 20, 2016
Film Fest 52 - Bethel, CT - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
LA Shorts Fest - Los Angeles, CA - September 3, 2016
California Independent Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - September 9, 2016
Canberra Short Film Festival - Canberra, Australia - September 16, 18
Wee Craic - Manhattan, NY - September 22, 2016
San Francisco Irish Film Festival - San Francisco, CA - September 23, 2016
Irish Screen America, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA - September 24, 2016
Bushwick Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - October 1, 2016
San Diego International Film Festival - San Diego, CA - September 30 & October 1
Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival - October 8, 2016
Sapporo International Short Film Festival - Sapporo, Japan - October 14, 16
San Jose International Short Film Festival - San Jose, CA - October 21, 2016
Orlando Film Festival - Orlando, FL - October 21, 22, 2016
Kerry Film Festival - Killarny, Co. Kerry, Ireland - October 22, 2016
Kansas International Film Festival - Kansas City, MO - Sunday, November 6
Lone Star Film Festival - Fort Worth, TX - Saturday, November 12, 2016
Ojai Film Festival - Ojai, CA - Sunday, November 13
Cork Film Festival - Cork, Ireland - Tuesday, November 15
Williamsburg Independent Film Festival - Brooklyn, New York - November 19th, 2016
Crystal Palace Film Festival - London, England - November 19, 2016
SF IndieFest - San Francisco, CA - February 4, 2016
DAM Short Film Festival - Boulder City, NV - February 10, 2016