Deep End Dance

Director: Conor Horgan, Writer / Choreographer: David Bolger  Producer: Martha O’Neill,  A Wildfire Films production funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíon/The Arts Council and Radió Teilifis Éireann under the joint RTÉ Dance on the Box Scheme, Ireland, 2010, 6′, Rights: World (excluding Ireland)

A fully dressed man is pushed into a swimming pool by his mother. He brushes himself off and starts dancing underwater, always aware that she’s watching. After a while, she joins him, and they play out the story of their relationship through the underwater dance.

Wildfire Films also produced a short documentary to accompany Deep End Dance. This film gives us the inside track on the challenges and creative solutions in making a dance film underwater. Watch the short documentary here.


Best Short Drama, Celtic Media Festival, 2011
Best Short Film, Irish Film Festival Boston 2011
Best Dance Film, Fastnet Short Film Festival 2011
Nominated, IFTA 2011


Performers – Madge Bolger and David Bolger
Director of Photography- Richard Kendrick
Composer – Michael Fleming
Editor – Roisín O’Donnell
Writer / Choreographer – David Bolger
Producer – Martha O’Neill
Director – Conor Horgan