The Kabin Studio in Knocknaheeny is the community hub for young rappers, writers, singers and musicians in Cork’s northside. This diverse group have joined together to create a powerful and moving collection of music and spoken word, adapted for film for release during the festival.
This short documentary style film depicts the stories of 7 young Cork artists as they find creative ways to express themselves through Hip Hop. These young people are central to the Kabin Studio and have spent many years creating this original material for the purpose of performance. The project has evolved from an experiment in creative writing into a play and now it has become a film. Navigating self expression, dealing with loss, having the craic, making beats and throwing shapes. The film is a musical reflection on what it's like to be young in Cork City today.
Performers / writers include Alex Brady, Ava Collins, Cian Hearn (Gatch), Katelyn O’Sullivan, Kayleigh Russel, Patrick (Ricky) Salmon Anson, Daniel Sheehan (Jester).
Directed by Rosie Barrett and filmed by Albert Hooi (recent work includes Gemma Dunleavy’s Up The Flats and Jape’s Sentinel project) and co-ordinated by GMCBeats, this piece explores Cork through a lens coloured by the experience of the year we’ve just had and the creativity that sparks in challenging circumstances.
If you are a young person and have been affected by any of the issues explored in this film please go to SpunOut.ie; Ireland’s youth information website created by young people, for young people. They provide information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion: spunout.ie
If you are a young person or adult having a difficult time and wish to talk to someone please contact The Samaritans here.
The Artists / Written by:
Patrick (Ricky) Salmon Anson
Workshops Facilitated by:
Niall Cleary (Graffiti Theatre)
Garry McCarthy (GMCBeats, The Kabin Studio)
Ophelia McCabe (0phelia)
Other Contributing Young Artists:
Music Production by:
Rosie Barrett - Director
Albert Hooi - D.O.P.
Executive Producers (Film):
Other Contributing Facilitators:
Colm Quearney (Fighting Words)
Supported by Music Generation Creativity & Collaboration Fund in association with Arts Council Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon; Music Generation Cork City; Cork City Council Arts Office (Arts In Context); Cork Midsummer Festival; City Northwest Quarter Regeneration; Graffiti Theatre; The Kabin Studio & GMCBeats; and Youth Work Ireland Cork.