3 Friends

A Film by Michael Moody Culpepper

Synopsis

Based on a Colm Tóibín short story, `3 Friends` follows Fergus, a pensive, young Irishman, who is propelled on a powerful journey that begins at his mother’s funeral and wake. There, Fergus confronts how his family shapes and defines him only to continue this journey at a beach rave where he becomes aware of the defining impact his friendships have on him. Ultimately, it is through death, grief, joy, and sex that Fergus looks inside to define himself.

Director

  • Picture of Michael Moody Culpepper © Michael Moody Culpepper

    Michael Moody Culpepper

    Michael Moody Culpepper comes to filmmaking as an architect and artist. He received his MFA from the prestigious Cranbrook Academy of Art. He’s been directing and producing movie projects since 2000, creating work that’s been screened numerous festivals worldwide including the Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, licensed for broadcasting as well as motion picture installation projects which have been exhibited in museums around the US.

Awards + Festivals

  • *GRAND PRIZE ALTERNATIVE SPIRIT AWARD (LGBTQ) SHORT*
    20th RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)August 9, 2016
  • 61st CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cork, Ireland)November 11, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 24, 2016
  • *WINNER BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (SHANE LENNON) & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    1st NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 3, 2017
  • 30th BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 16, 2017
  • SHEBEEN FLICK 2017 - IRISH FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Germany)March 16, 2017
  • 43rd SEATTLE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Seattle, USA)May 18, 2017
  • 21st MIX MÉXICO 2017 - SEXUAL DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico DF, Mexico)May 24, 2017
  • 2nd DIGO - GOIAS INT'L FESTIVAL OF SEXUAL DIVERSITY AND GENDER (Official Selection, Goiânia, GO, Brazil)June 1, 2017
  • 32nd THE LOVERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Torino, Italy)June 15, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DE MÉXICO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, México City, México)June 25, 2017
  • RIO GENDER & SEXUALITY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)July 6, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • *WINNER BEST IRISH SHORT*
    25th GAZE - Int'l LGBT Film Festival (Official Selection, Dublin, Ireland)August 3, 2017
  • KANSAS CITY IRISH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kansas City, Missouri, USA)September 1, 2017
  • 12th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L FESTIVAL OF SHORT FILM (Official Selection, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 14th INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL „KURZ.FILM.SPIELE“ (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)October 21, 2017
  • 21st QUEER FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)October 25, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Michael Moody Culpepper
Producer
Nikki Draper, Michael Moody Culpepper
Director
Michael Moody Culpepper
Director of Photography
David Pimm
Art Direction
Gini Godwin & Sophia Stocco
Costume Design
Gini Godwin
Sound
Hugo Parvery
Editor
Eric Elofson
Sound Design
Joseph Adamik & Chris Stangroom
Music
Joseph Adamik

Details

Running Time
22 mins
Shooting Format
2k digital 25fps
Screening Format
2k DCP (24fps, 25fps), BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39
Sound
5.1 Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Stick Pony Rodeo Limited
Nikki Draper
29 Nanyang View
Singapore 639633

+65 943 555 96
draper@stickponyrodeo.com

DIRECTOR

Michael Moody Culpepper
culpepper@stickponyrodeo.com