As part of a campaign organized by a group of independent Irish filmmakers, a number of Normal People related donations are being put on auction in support of film makers affected by the crisis in Ukraine.
Filmmakers supporting Filmmakers, Element Pictures, and Director Lenny Abrahamson, are donating Paul Mescal's signed GAA shorts, a signed script of the first episode and signed hardback book of scripts, featuring photography by Enda Bowe, from the multi award-winning series Normal People to the unique auction.
The distinctive blue and yellow GAA shorts featured in the series launched a thousand fan memes, had Gucci designing imitation pairs for sale, and profiled the sport of gaelic football to Hollywood and beyond.
The shorts are also, of course, in the blue and yellow colours of Roscommon, Clare, Tipperary and Ukraine.
All funds raised in this auction will go via the Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, (SDGI), to the Docudays.ua Ukraine Appeal to support filmmakers still documenting the war within Ukraine and to the ICFR Ukraine appeal https://www.icfr.international to support filmmakers from Ukraine & Russia who may need to relocate.
Sean is ‘delighted to host this auction for such a good cause’.
The auction is open online now, Wednesday June 29th, until closing on Sunday July 17th at 6pm.