A wry and often hilarious account of that faithful month in May 2002.
Charming and very entertaining.
It’s a brilliant film … Zippy, evocative, poignant and often very, very funny … A must see. Beg, borrow or steal a copy.
Not a good documentary, a great documentary.
Irish Daily Star
2007, 58 minutes
Few Irish people will ever forget Saipan, May 2002 and the biggest ever bust-up in Irish soccer. But how many ever knew what actually happened on that tiny island in the Pacific? How did it come to pass that our captain and best player Roy Keane was sent packing from the World Cup by his own manager Mick McCarthy, just nine days before our opening match of the tournament?
Using animation to depict scenes from a typical Irish family during those turbulent times and with the assistance of Eamon Dunphy, Tommie Gorman, Marian Finucane and others this documentary captures the state of the nation during that unforgettable week. We also visit Saipan and talk to some of those who witnessed the unfolding drama.
Red Mist is a creative feature documentary about an extraordinary moment in the life of a nation traumatised by a row between two big men in shorts on the other side of the world.
Based on “Red Mist: Roy Keane and The Irish World Cup Blues – A Fan’s Story” by Conor O’Callaghan (Bloomsbury, 2004)
A DVD of the film is available directly from Wildfire Films –
Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and the Irish Film Board for Setanta Ireland
Animation voices – Aaron Monaghan, Ned Dennehy, Ruth Negga, Tina Kelleher, Dessie Gallagher, Mario Rosenstock, Andrew Bennett
Editor – Eamonn Little Animation – Kavaleer Productions Composer – Darren Hendley
Researcher – Joss Crowley
Exec Producers – Tony Whelan, Diarmuid Breathnach
Producer – Martha O’Neill
Producer – Adrian McCarthy
Writer/Director – Éamon Little
IFTA 2008, Nominated, Best Sports Programme
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