Lift-Off Online 2020
Director: Patrick Martin Collins
Country of Origin: Ireland
Hugh walks the empty streets of Dublin with only the seagulls and crows for company. The distant sounds of a live trad session catch his attention. He enters the doors of a pub that is full of life, but quickly realises he is not welcome. It is now obvious to Hugh that he is not the right code to enjoy the things we took for granted.
14 days later, the city is busier. Some of the bustle has returned to the streets. Hugh heads for the pub. Now the appropriate code, he is warmly embraced by his friends. A happy Hugh waits for his pint of Guinness to settle. Just as Hugh is about to indulge, a deluge of coughing is heard from his friend John. John is not longer the right code. Hugh realises that the way into the Lockdown was much more straightforward than the way out.
Animation, Short –