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28 July 2020

Hole In One... Hundred

by Syd Briscoe

Irish Lotto: “Golf” - 60s

This entertaining ad for the Irish National Lottery demonstrates that dreams, however improbable, can come true. A hapless golfer refuses to quit despite his terrible form, determined to achieve a hallowed hole-in-one no matter how long it takes.

Damien O'Donnell's 60" film is shrewdly paced, as each new failure is given the space to land. The golfer's mates and a passing greenkeeper are fun additions too, as their reactions complement the ad's slapstick sense of humour.

The final triumph is skilfully executed - a near-impossible scenario which suggests that although the odds of winning the jackpot are small, sometimes miracles do happen. It's cheerful, encouraging work that will appeal to the dreamers among us.

Film Production: Arrow Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Damien O'Donnell Ⓟ Ⓦ (HunkyDory Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Producer: Anne-Marie Curran
Cinematographer: Simon Walsh
Production Designer: Derek Wallace
Editor: Jake Walshe
Music: Elvis - If I Can Dream

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