Seanie Barron: Only in Askeaton. Short documentary 2021. Commissioned for the Only in Askeaton series by Askeaton Contemporary Arts. Produced by Michele Horrigan.
Audience Award for Short Film winner, Cork International Film Festival 2021
For decades, Seanie Barron has been making walking sticks in a workshop at the back of his house in Askeaton. His creations often appear flamboyantly eccentric, yet all are made with an intuitive practical understanding of nature and the Irish countryside.
He roams fields, lanes, bogs and tracks, always looking for a promising branch to shape. His unique vision searches for surreal forms embedded in wood, ranging from UFOs to motorbikes, ice skaters and swimmers, foxes and seahorses and much more…
Running time: 15 min 18 sec.