Suisha Film Project
Sunflower Crush was written by Allsion O’Flynn , Ciaran Bermingham and Suisha Arts, and directed by Alison O’ Flynn.
A man falls in love with the girl who works in the local shop.“He loved her, he lost her, the consequences were crushing”
This film was created by people who have intellectual disabilities and film makers. We started the process by holding discussions and workshops on how what direction the film should go.
From there we started to draw out the characters and dress them by how we would see them dressed and looking.
The next stage we listen back to the discussions and started putting pen to paper to create our script. We continued this process for over a year.
Finally after 18 months the script was developed.
The next stage of the process we made storyboards of each scene plotting the camera shots and location sites.
Actors were auditioned and off we went to make a film.
Film Festival Credits
Fastnet film Festival 2019
First cut Film Festival 2019
Director Allison O’ Flynn, Writer Suisha arts Theatre group, Allison O’ Flynn , Ciaran Bermingham
Executive Producers Suisha Arts / Cope Foundation , Producer Paul Sherlock
Director of Photography Matt Aucott
Mark : Diarmuid O’ Leary Melissa: Amber Deasy Lucy : Meave O’Flynn Jimmy : Ciaran Bermingham
Melissa’s Boyfriend: Niall Holland Detective: ED O’ Donoghue Garda: Alan Hurson
Person in the shop: John Bransfield
Camera assistant Gul Cicek Editor Matt Aucott, Allison O’ Flynn Production designer Laura Pearse
Music Composer/performer Martina Stafford
Sound Recording Cormac Brenock
Sound recording assistants
Sarah Lynch, Brid Heffernan, Megan O’ Halloran, Aoife O’Sullivan, Katie Coleman
2nd Assistant Directors
John Bransfield, Paul Fitzgerald, Donal O’ Shea, Niamh Cafferkey ,
Domino’s pizza Cork, Sober lane Bar and Restaurant
Special Thanks to:
Hanley’s shop Mayfield
Mayfield Garda station
Domino’s Pizza Cork
Sober Lane Bar and restaurant, Cork.
Eoin Nash (Manager Creative Therapies, Cope Foundation)