We're delighted to present a series of acclaimed Irish short cinema, presented in association with Screen Ireland.

Today: Written and directed by Michael Creagh and shot in Skerries, The Crush was nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 2010. The film stars Oran Creagh, Orla Wehrly, Rory Keenan, Charlie Bonner and Neili Conroy.

Love is never child's play. Ardal Travis is in love. There's just one problem. He's an eight year old schoolboy and the object of his affection is his teacher, the gorgeous Miss Purdy. When she becomes engaged to her unworthy, crass boyfriend, Ardal is forced into taking drastic action...

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Watch more short films from Screen Ireland here.