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Boogaloo and Graham (2014)

TV-PG | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 1 August 2014 (UK)
Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted Dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for, but the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family.

Director:

Michael Lennox

Writer:

Ronan Blaney
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
Martin McCann ... Father
Charlene McKenna ... Mother
Riley Hamilton Riley Hamilton ... Jamesy
Aaron Lynch ... Malachy
Jonathan Harden ... Jamesy the Narrator (voice)
Paul Kennedy ... Suspect
Lena Rose Strowger-Wray Lena Rose Strowger-Wray ... Young Girl (as Lena Rose Strowger Wray)
Billy Murray Billy Murray ... Soldier
Jonathan Smith Jonathan Smith ... Soldier
Warren Gowdy Warren Gowdy ... Soldier
Tom Jamison Tom Jamison ... Soldier
Jason Agbodo Jason Agbodo ... Soldier
Frank Essandoh Frank Essandoh ... Soldier
Kyle Matthews Kyle Matthews ... Soldier
Graeme Heatley Graeme Heatley ... Soldier
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Jamesy and Malachy are over the moon when their soft-hearted dad presents them with two baby chicks to care for. Raising their tiny charges, declaring themselves vegetarian and dreaming of running a chicken farm, the two boys are in for a shock when their parents announce that big changes are coming to the family. Written by Brian J. Falconer

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English

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1 August 2014 (UK) See more »

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A csirkefarm See more »

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A depiction of childhood whimsy and optimism
3 March 2015 | by StevePulaskiSee all my reviews

The concluding short in the Shorts HD sponsored special of the Oscar nominated live action short films of 2015 is also the most narratively and thematically simple. Boogaloo and Graham focuses on two young brothers, Jamesy (Riley Hamilton) and Malachy (Aaron Lynch), from Northern Island, who are gifted two baby chickens by their father (Martin McCann) at a young age. The two brothers nurse, care for, and love their chickens with all their hearts, using them as a distraction from the repercussions of military-occupied Ireland.

When their father and mother (Charlene McKenna) announce they are expecting a baby, that means the two beloved chickens - named Boogaloo and Graham - need to go, much to the dismay of the boys. This short, while admittedly slight fluff, shows how occasionally fair and blatantly unfair adults can be, not providing justification for their actions nor thinking through what they are teaching their children. Boogaloo and Graham functions in that cute and nostalgic feeling of childhood whimsy and optimism, despite this particular short being set in a place evidently burdened by an outside force. Because it gets an uncommon idea right, it deserves to at least be seen; being nominated is a different story.

Starring: Riley Hamilton, Aaron Lynch, Martin McCann, and Charlene McKenna. Directed by: Michael Lennox.


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