A short film made and directed by Gloucester filmmaker Tom Berkeley and his creative partner, Ross White, has just won an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards.
An Irish Goodbye took home the award for Best Live Action Short Film at the ceremony on Sunday 12 March 2023 in Los Angeles.
Set on a farm in rural Northern Ireland, the film tells the story of estranged brothers, Turlough and Lorcan, who are reunited after the untimely death of their mother.
Lorcan - played by James Martin - is a dedicated farmer, but has Down's Syndrome and requires care, which Turlough - played by Seamus O'Hara - must now arrange. Lorcan wants to fulfil his dream of continuing to live and work on the family farm, but Turlough wants to send him away to live with their aunt on the other side of the country.
When the brothers discover their late mum's unfulfilled bucket list, things take an interesting turn, as Lorcan says he'll only agree to leave the farm once the two of them have completed all 100 wishes on their mother's list.
The film was made by Berkeley and White's independent production company, Floodlight Pictures, in association with First Flights and Northern Ireland Screen.
It recently won the BAFTA for British Short Film, with the Oscar win cementing its place in movie history.
For anyone who hasn't yet seen the film, TIVOLI Cinema in Cheltenham is hosting a special screening of An Irish Goodbye with a Q&A from Berkeley as well as members of the cast and crew on Monday 27 March 2023.