Upstate Theatre Project and Brokentalkers present ABACUS.
Featuring a community cast of senior citizens ABACUS is a short film that explores the participants' dreams, hopes and fears for the future. The film was developed over several months through a process of writing workshops with the participants and artists Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan.
Organised in collaboration with Age & Opportunity as part of the nationwide Bealtaine festival - celebrating creativity as we age. The early workshops looked at recovery of stories and memories. Later workshops examined the Future and how we build strategies to avoid, cope, and reason our own mortality.
At breakfast Joan and her husband Gerry make s decision about their future. Joan's busy day of activity is interwoven with the thoughts of the future from other senior citizens who live in the town.
ABACUS is an intimate exploration of dreams, hopes and fears for the future.
ABACUS had it’s Premier at the Cork indie Film Festival