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A Swallows Tale - Africa Day 2021

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‘A Swallow’s Tale’ is a short film, specially commissioned for Africa Day 2021, celebrating the shared legacy of storytelling between Africa and Ireland.

Director: Luna
Director of Photography - Luke Jacobs
Agency / Production Company - bigO
Assistant Producer - Kevin Doris

Additional Camera / Drone Operator - Simon O’Neill
Location Sound - David Prendergast
Sound Design / Post Audio - Folding Waves
Assistant Camera - John Paul Quill
Colourist - James Bamford / The Mill, London

The Griot
Zeenie Summers

The Seanchaí
Aindrias De Staic

The Story
The story was specially commissioned for this film, drawing on West African and Irish mythologies.

The story was written collaboratively by Zeenie Summers, Aindrias De Staic and Prof. Kelly Fitzgerald, Head of Irish Folklore and Ethnology, UCD.

The Music
The song that features in A Swallow’s Tale is called The Arrival. It was written for the film. The song samples The Swallow’s Tail jig.

The Musicians
Zeenie Summers - vocals and sẹ̀kẹ̀rẹ̀
Aindrias De Staic - fiddle
Gboyega Akerele a.k.a PapaGee - hand congas and percussion
Liam Winnett - uilleann pipes

The Dancers
Susan Ngereso McDarby
Anne Waiyhira Burke

The Extras
Allan Salf
Margaret Auma Oryang
Christina Carlebur
Kevin Doris

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