A family from Cork has captured the ups and downs of living in lockdown in a short film made over three days in their living room. 

Sam Russell and Fi O'Meara and along with sons Corin, 8, and three-year-old Daithi, created the 44-second stop-motion 'Rollercoaster’ as "a snap shot of this incredibly unusual time in our lives".

The film, which carries a "stay safe, stay home" message, sees the family riding an improvised rollercoaster up and down the floor of their living room. 

Fi said: "We were inspired after seeing filmmaker Philipp Klein Herrero’s mountain climbing stop motion film, which has been a big hit on Instagram recently and knew we could make our own little one.

"Corin was incredibly motivated and committed, but Daithí required many chocolate bribes to keep him going as it took 250 frames! He did enjoy setting out the rollercoaster tracks with his train track set though.

"The rollercoaster theme definitely reflects the wave of emotions we’ve all been feeling over the last few weeks. The result we have produced on YouTube is definitely one of our highs!"

Commenting on the Russell family's film, Philipp Klein Herrero said: "Amazing. You did a great job. Your kids might be future filmmakers".