A Tiny Spark has picked up its second award at an international film festival, DOCUtah in the US. Producer Caroline Kealy was on hand to accept the award. ‘It’s been a wonderful experience being here for this really well curated and thoughtfully planned festival. Such fantastic hospitality and stunning surroundings. It’s been great to see the reactions to the film and how it affects those who see it thanks to Niamh Heerys’ beautiful storytelling.’
Directed by Niamh Heery and produced by Caroline Kealy, with a mixture of dramatic first person accounts and beautiful animation sequences by Eric Dolan, A Tiny Spark focuses on stroke and cerebrovascular research being led by Neuroscientist, Dr Karen Doyle from CÚRAM and Galway Neuroscience Centre in NUI Galway, which involves analysis of removed blood clots to see what information they may yield. It is the recipient of the 2018 Science on Screen commission from CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Research in Medical Devices based at NUI Galway and Galway Film Centre.