Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Patrick Jolley - RIP

I have just heard, belatedly, of the untimely death in India of Paddy Jolley.

Paddy was one of the most creative makers of the moving image that we have produced in this country. I will never forget the impact of his first short, Seven Days 'Til Sunday, when I first saw it in the Opera House in Cork at the Cork Film Festival many years ago.

I was not aware that he was a brother of the poet Kerry Hardie whose work I first discovered in an 'Introductions' submissions folder when working for Poetry Ireland about twenty years ago. Condolences to her and to the rest of Paddy's family.

I hope that one of the festivals mounts a full retrospective in his memory this year.

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