Ogygia - Part One is the prologue to a tripartite
experimental drama documentary, adapted from the autobiographical writings
of the Irish poet, senator and surgeon Oliver St John Gogarty.
It combines the episodic structure of Homer's Odyssey with the stylistic
pyrotechnics of Joyce's Ulysses to relate a contemporary account of
Gogarty's extraordinary life.
O'Connor and Marcus Lamb.
In episode II, the
actor Marcus Lamb represents the young Telemachus whilst Ulick O'Connor
symbolises the elderly Nestor. Marcus asks Ulick some prepared questions
enquiring about the hero of the film, but he becomes distracted toward
the conclusion of
the interview. His wandering thoughts are displayed as subtitles;
a device initiated in episode I and elaborated upon much further
in episode III.
Cork International Film Festival, 2011
Darklight Digital Film Festival, 2010