Reimagining Elderhood is a short documentary following the work of three architects – Islander Architects, Studio Idir, and Ailbhe Cunningham – who have engaged with their local communities in the Irish neighbourhoods of Balbriggan (Dublin), Ballyhackamore (Belfast) and Cork City throughout 2022/23, to explore what community-led initiative and architecture can bring to making these neighbourhoods better places to enable and empower positive ageing. The film also visits McAuley Place in Naas (Ireland) and New Ground CoHousing (London), two projects which demonstrate alternative approaches to housing and community for people in middle and older age.
Director – Shane Serrano
Shane Serrano is an award winning Director & Cinematographer from Limerick City, Ireland. Through his production company, Crude Media, Shane has been directing and producing short films, documentaries and commercial work for over 10 years, working on over 130 music videos for Irish and International artists. Many of his films have been selected by acclaimed film festivals globally, including the Newport Beach Film Festival, Irish Film London, Galway Film Fleadh, Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Berlin International Art Film Festival and Chicago Irish Film Festival. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film in Limerick, at the Richard Harris International Film Festival.