ADT - Film & Music - Live at Connolly's of Leap's of Leap
Doors 8pm - Start 9pm
the consquences of breaking the heart – an Irish folk tale
Shaun O Connor - Director
Drawing on Irish folk tales of the Selkie, our new music video for ‘The Consequences Of
Breaking The Heart’ is based on a script written by award-winning Irish screenwriter Paul
The story is about Muirín and Tadhg, a young artistic couple living and working by the Irish
coast. Tadhg’s world is torn apart when Muirin suddenly disappears in the ocean. In his
grief, his search for answers leads him to a stunning discovery.
It’s a story about love, and the consequences of the sudden loss of it. What can we do with
our lives when we lose somebody without explanation? But it’s also a story about music and
joy and the importance of art in getting us through difficult times.
Paul and I had initially planned the story as a short film. But when I heard Alan’s album,
which is so influenced by the ocean and the coast, I immediately thought of how well-suited
the story would be to one of the songs.
Even the title, ‘The Consequences of Breaking the Heart’, spoke so clearly to the tone and
feel of the story. Paul and I went back to the script and restructured it to work in images
only, and fit the lyrics of Alan’s song.
Initially we had planned to shoot the music video last year, but COVID put it on the back
burner for a while. As the restrictions lifted in the last few months it’s been such a joy to
finally get back out into the world and make new work. The story’s theme of art being a
sustenance in difficult times also felt even more pertinent after COVID.
This is my second time working with producer Sinéad Barry and Director of Photography Jass
Foley, after collaborating on our short film ‘A White Horse’ in 2019, which won numerous
awards including ‘Best Irish Short Film’ at the Oscar-qualifying Foyle Film Festival in Derry,
and put us on the longlist for an Academy Award the following year.
Sinéad, Jass, Paul and I were delighted to work on a new project and as collective fans of
Alan’s music, it was a joy to do so. Over two days we shot in stunning locations in West Cork
including Lough Ine and Inchydoney Beach. The house was that of sculptor Paddy
McCormack, who kindly allowed us to use his studio for the charcoal art scenes. One final
day of greenscreen shots allowed us to create the effects for the closing scene.
The lead roles are played by Elaine O Dwyer (Arracht) and Barry McKiernan (Valhalla / The
Bright Side) and Claire Loy (In Orbit / Crosshair) plays their friend Liz. We also enlisted the
help of a brilliant young artist from Cork, Elena Burke, to create all of the charcoal art you
see in the video.
_ repurposed_ is a collection of tracks taken from ADT’s debut album volume one and
remixed by [Subrelic].
ADT (Alan Daniel Tobin) writes stories of the heart wrapped in atmospheric soundscapes,
and he describes volume one as ‘a painting of emotional honesty.’
Produced by multi-instrumentalist, Justin Grounds, the album was recorded in a little room
overlooking the beautiful town of Clonakilty, West Cork. Hugely influenced by the Atlantic
Ocean, the West Cork landscape and his family, ADT admits to a minor obsession with
lighthouses. He is also a member of renowned Irish folk band LOWmountain.
[Subrelic]. are Cork based musicians and producers Duncan Lutz and Denis Clifford.
Duncan Lutz hails from Bristol and is an accomplished bassist and guitar player. Influenced
by the Trip Hop sounds of 90’s, Duncan left the Southwest of England to tour and play with a
variety of bands in many genres. His musical and personal journey eventually took him to
East Cork where he plays with singer-songwriters and bands across the musical spectrum.
Denis Clifford is a DJ and producer of electronic music in various sub-genres. He has released
several E.P.s and albums on US house music label Bumako Recordings as well as ambient
works on Amsterdam’s Delsin Records. As a drummer Denis has played with many live
bands and solo artists.