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October 07, 2010

Kildare Film Talent on the Big Screen at Riverbank

Paperman Cinema fans have a lot to choose from at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge these days. In conjunction with its Monday night CINEMA Club and Film Appreciation Society, Riverbank Arts Centre is also running a season of short films made by talented filmmakers from around Kildare. 

The popular Shorts Season is back this Autumn with a nice range of short films from around the county and to begin the Shorts Season on Monday October 18th Riverbank will screen Paperman by Kildare’s Prickly Pear Productions.

Directed by Celbridge native Richard Kelly, Paperman is an animated short which follows a lone man's quest to find his true love in a busy paper metropolis. Will he find the Papergirl he hopes for? This is the story of Paperman.

From Celbridge, Richard Kelly graduated from Ballyfermot Senior College in 1997 with a Diploma in classical animation. He later went on to achieve a BA in Hons Animation at Wolverhampton University in England. Since leaving college in 1997 he worked for various animation studios in Australia, England and Ireland. He has 11 years 2d and 3d experience, ranging from animated feature films to television series for The Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Walt Disney.

Richard has written and directed two short animated films to date, entitled  WALTER and PAPERMAN.  WALTER was showcased around the globe in many film festivals, from San Francisco to Brisbane.  It’s highest accolade to date is winning best independent film at The Canadian International film festival in 2008. PAPERMAN is Prickly Pear’s most recent piece of work. Directed, designed and written by Richard, along with co writer Sean William Ryan. The film was funded by The Irish Film Board, RTE & The Arts Council.  It was first screened at The Galway Film Festival, July of this year, and is currently about to embark on the film festival circut for the coming year.

Other shorts scheduled for screening at Riverbank Arts Centre include TURNING POINT, written and directed by Alan Lawlor on the 15th November, ALIBI, directed by Darren Bolger and Caroline Campbell on the 22nd, WINDOWS, written and directed by Ken Walshe on the 29th November, and, THE STONE PICKER: Directed by Francis Gorman/Written by James Dardis on the 6th December.

The Monday night Feature film which will be screened following Paperman on the 18th is Welcome. The multi award-winning new film from writer/director Philippe Lioret, WELCOME is a compassionate and inspiring drama about the hope of new beginnings and the power of true love. The film also focuses on illegal immigrants trying to reach England from Calais, and the risk taken by the French people who help them. A huge critical and box office success in its native France, this profoundly moving masterwork was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, named Best Film at the 2010 Lumiere Awards, and received an astonishing ten Cesar nominations including Best Film and Director.

Don’t miss out on seeing some of Kildare’s best film talent with Riverbank Shorts Season, starting on Monday 18th October. All shorts will be screened before the Monday feature film

For further information visit or to enquire about Riverbank CINEMA Club membership please contact box office on 045 448327 or email

The following films are coming soon to Riverbank CINEMA…

Cinema Club Autumn 2010

October- Monday Night Screenings

04/10/10 – Departures
11/10/10 – Precious
18/10/10 – Welcome

November- Monday Night Screenings

01/11/10 – Dogtooth
15/11/10 – Nowhere Boy
22/11/10 – A Single Man
29/11/10 – Samson and Delilah

December- Monday Night Screenings

06/12/10 – The Last Station
13/12/10 – I Am Love
20/12/10 – Lourdes

Riverbank Shorts Season

All shorts will be screened before the Monday feature film

  • 18/10/10 – PAPERMAN: Directed by Richard Kelly/Written by Richard Kelly & Sean Ryan/Produced by Jessica Kelly
  • 15/11/10 TURNING POINT: Written and Directed by Alan Lawlor
  • 22/11/10 ALIBI: Directed by Darren Bolger and Caroline Campbell
  • 29/11/10 WINDOWS: Written and directed by Ken Walshe
  • 06/12/10 THE STONE PICKER: Directed by Francis Gorman/Written by James Dardis