Since we tend to focus on American works inspired by Irish traditions in our annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, it is a welcome change to pace to actually share something from the Emerald Isle with you. It’s an Irish short film called Midnight Dance and it’s the creation of John McCloskey of Raw Nerve Films:
In case you are wondering what song is playing, it’s Camille Saint-Saëns’ famous “Danse Macabre.” The judges at the 1998 Palm Springs International ShortFest must have been as taken with it as we were, because they gave Mr. McCloskey the “Best Animation” award for it! It’s also available as part of the Short Insanity 6 DVD (or as some retailers refer to it, “Short 6 – Insanity“).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!