QED is actress Amy-Joyce Hastings’ fourth short film as writer/director. In July 2016 she wrote and directed Body of Christ, a micro short commissioned by the Galway Film Centre (UNESCO City of Film). Body of Christ took home the Award for Best One Minute Film at the 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival, won 2nd place at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh’s One Minute Film Festival, and was nominated for the Micro Cinema Award at the Blackbird Film Festival in New York in April 2017. Previous shorts include Hear Me Now and Nocturne Passage. She is co-found and company director of FilmVenture. Film Venture’s productions The Callback Queen (feature) and Lily (short film) have a combined three IFTA nominations since 2016.
QED is proud to have a well balanced ratio of male to female Heads of Department. The film was co-written by Michael O’Kelly, who also produced alongside Trisha Flood, Danielle Collins and Jannik Ohlendieck. Executive Producers were Alan Fitzpatrick (for Filmbase), Graham Cantwell (for Film Venture) and Alice Mansergh. Award winning Czech cinematographer Jaro Waldeck was Director of Photography, with Sonja Mohlich as Costume Designer, Marina Granville as Chief Makeup Artist, and Jessica Timlin & Alekson L. Dal’Armellina on Production Design. The haunting score was created by two-time Emmy-nominated composer Joseph Conlan and post-production sound was headed up by the IFTA winning Dean Jones at Raygun Sound.
QED was filmed with the support of Filmbase, whose Masters in Digital Filmmaking students made up the bulk of the crew, under the expert supervision of 1st AD Mel Cannon. These 2017 Masters Graduates are Nagham Abboud (2nd AD), Mark Coffey (3rd AD), Anthony Courtney (assistant camera), Derek Keane (gaffer), Declan Smiddy (focus puller), Dylan Burgess Grant (boom op), Miriam Velasco (script supervisor), Rosie O’Shea (EPK. videographer) and Aoife Carolan (DIT). Filmbase is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.