Tumbling Towards Home is a coming of age story about Malcolm Adams, an Irish immigrant who moves to New York in 1989 to study acting under Alan Langdon. He works through the grief from the loss of his mother and his friend Philip Seymour Hoffman. This leads to his decision of where to put his hat down and call it home. Short documentary.
Director Biography - Imelda O'Reilly
Imelda O’Reilly is an independent filmmaker known for exploring themes of identity, and exile in her work. She is also a published poet and playwright. Her award winning short films have been screened at film festivals internationally around the world, including International Film Festival de Creteil, WorldFest Houston International Film Festival, Festival de Cine International Barcelona, Zanzibar International Film Festival.
As a commissioned writer on Song For New York with Mabou Mines her work was developed through the Sundance Theater Lab and New York Theater Workshop. She did writing residences at Vassar College, Bard College and UCross Foundation. She had two of her plays produced at the CSV in Manhattan by Deadalus Theater Company titled Fazinate and Emilita and the Fairy Glen. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Morocco where her film Bricks, Beds and Sheep’s Heads was a Regional Finalist for the Student Academy Awards.
Other grants include New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Women in Film, The Irish Arts Council, Culture Ireland, The City University of New York, and The Critical Language Enhancement Award.
She is currently developing three feature films. Beneath the Boy’s Cry, an Irish thriller and has Barbara DeFina attached as Executive Producer. This screenplay has also been a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters lab. She is currently developing Article 475 a thriller set in Morocco and Emilita and the Asian Glen an animated film.
Imelda is currently in postproduction on her film Eggs and Soldiers that she intends to develop for episodic television. It was shortlisted for the Sundance Episodic Story Lab in 2015. She has a collection of poems titled I Wake In Half Dream published by Lapwing Press. Her fiction appears in an anthology of Irish fiction titled Shenanigans published by Scepter in the UK.
She has an MFA in film from Columbia University. Imelda spent three years in Singapore as an Arts Professor in the graduate film program for New York University under artistic director Oliver Stone. Prior to NYU she taught at Barnard College, Hunter College and the School for Visual Arts.