The Film

A clean cut business man who is averse to all things colourful enters a waiting room filled with colourful plastic chairs.

It premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland on the 12th July 2008.

"Colour Contamination" can be viewed on vimeo.

This film was produced under the
SHORT SHORTS scheme with
the support of The Irish Film Board

The Director

Louise Bagnall graduated with a degree in animation from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire in the summer of 2007. Her graduate film ‘Marmalade’ (2007) has screened at several Irish film festivals.

She joined Barley Films in 2007 to animate and direct the short film ‘Colour Contamination’ (2008).


Writer/Director/Animator - Louise Bagnall

Producer - Niamh O'Donoghue

Executive Producer - Barry O'Donoghue

Original Music - Louise Bagnall

Final Sound Mix - Michelle Cunniffe, Ardmore Sound

Irish Film Board Short Schemes Co-ordinator - Suzanne Keane

Thanks to:
Fran Byrne Keaveney, Simon Perry (IFB)
Louise Ryan, Suzanne Murray (IFB)
Alan Collins (Ardmore Sound)
Florence Brument & Barbara Henkes (Filmbase)
Maura & David Bagnall
Matt & Ruth O'Donoghue
Ciaran Duffy

All the supportive staff at the Irish Film Board

Festivals & Screenings

Shebeen Flicks
Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm, Shebeen Chic, 4 Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

The Táin Festival

Dundalk, Ireland, 22-31 October 2010
A month long celebration of local culture.

Culture Night Screenings
Filmbase, Dublin, Ireland, 24th September 2010

17th edition of the KROK International Animated Film Festival
KROK is an international showcase for animation films of the highest quality and diversity, organized as a river cruise along the Volga, enabling its attendants to visit many wonderful Russian cities between 18-27 September 2010.

29th Amiens International Film Festival
Official selection “Monde comme il va”, 13-22 November 2009, Amiens, France

The Samhlaiocht Kerry Film Festival
Tralee, Ireland, October 31st to November 7th 2009

14th International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience "Schlingel"
Panorama Screening, 5-11 October 2009, Chemnitz, Germany

ANDkids World Film Festival
Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, USA, July 2009

ERA New Horizons International Film Festival
Warsaw, Poland, 23 July – 2 August 2009

Film Festival Zlin – 49th International Festival for Children & Youth
Zlin, Czech Republic, May 31 – June 7, 2009
Screening in Competition

9th Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland, 26 March - 4 April 2009
Jameson Short Film Competition

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, 12-22 February '09
Screening: Irish Film Board Shorts, 18:30, 19th February at the IFI

4th Childrens Film Festival Seattle, USA, 23 January -1 February '09

Special Screening to launch Irish Shorts at the Irish Film Institute
Dublin, Ireland, November 5th 2008
Irish Shorts @ IFI is a new short film exhibition initiative which furthers the IFI’s commitment to promoting the best of Irish cinema. Each month a new Irish Film Board funded short will screen before a selected feature film at the IFI, creating welcome exposure for new and established film-makers and giving audiences more bang for their buck.

Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland, 10-15 July 2008


Theatrical Release

Released theatrically in the Irish Film Institute
with the feature film "Summer"

Dublin, Ireland, 12-23 December 2008

This film was produced under the
SHORT SHORTS scheme with the
support of The Irish Film Board

All artwork copyright Barley Films 2004-2010