The Shore

Two boyhood best friends divided for many years by misunderstanding and by the conflict escalating in Northern Ireland. The two boys' lives take very different paths until, 25 years later, the one who left returns for the first time to his homeland. Academy Award for best live-action short film in 2012.

  • United Kingdom
  • 2011, 31 min
  • Director: Terry George
  • Director of photography: Michael McDonough
  • Editor: Joe Landauer
  • Screenplay: Terry George
  • Music: David Holmes, Foy Vance
  • Cast: Ciarán Hinds, Conleth Hill, Kerry Condon, Maggie Cronin
  • Producer: Oorlagh George
  • Production: Enough Dynamite Productions

Terry George

Terry George (b. 1952, Northern Ireland) His first dramatic work The Tunnel was staged at the Irish Arts Center in New York in 1986 and it was the first of numerous collaborations with writer / director Jim Sheridan. In 1992 George and Sheridan wrote In the Name of the Father. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Screenplay. In 1996 George was named Young European Film Director of the Year for his directorial debut Some Mother’s Son. Since then he has written and directed numerous television shows and feature films including, A Bright Shining Lie, The District, Hart’s War, and Reservation Road. In 2004 he wrote, directed and produced Hotel Rwanda. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Screenplay.