Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
On Show 2020
Max Barry

“Post Love” is a short film that follows the story of three elderly women from the West of Ireland who rob post offices to move to a romantic paradise and break free from their nursing homes. The film, at its core, is a lighthearted comedy about love and freedom. It is an obscure story about finding love amongst chaos and portrays the idea that love can only be found when you are least expecting it and at any age.

The Project was started by Max Barry back in September of 2019. Ryan Mortell, a writing major at the NFS, came on board the at an early stage to help Max craft the story for screen. Once the script was ready, the production of the film started. Erik Scarsella, a student from The Rome University of Fine Arts, flew over to Dublin to produce the project. Erik had been an erasmus student at the NFS and had developed a strong working relationship with Max in 2018. At this stage another final year student, Tiernan O’Rourke, had heavy involvement in the project. Tiernan was the director of photography for the film but also helped out greatly in the pre production process.

The film was then fully cast and ready to shoot by January. The team was very lucky to work with some very talented Irish actresses including Maria Mcdermottroe, Geraldine Plunkett and Frances Blackburn. Once the film was shot it was on to post production. The film was edited by Barra O’Connor and the sound design was completed by John Cooney. They both worked alongside Max during the early stages of the COVID pandemic to complete the film. The film was then scored by Ray Harman who is a very well respected Irish composer. A cast and crew of well over 100 people cam together to pull the film off and it is really a credit to all involved.