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‘Mugged Off’ as reviewed by Emily Thomas

Mugged Off (Connor Howlett, Peter Horan, Grace Kenny, Lola Fleming) is a tale of love, loss, and the unconventional relationship between a boy and his mug. Made for DU Film’s 48 Hour Film Competition, the short won Most Creative: a fact that can come as no surprise to the viewer. Inspired by the competition guidelines (the group had to include a mug, a handshake and a doorway), comedy and tragedy interweave in the build up to a shocking final twist. Despite being introduced by Horan as “not very good”, Mugged Off was a hit with this month’s audience- the clapping in the Q&A recording was so loud that it has rendered this reviewer temporarily deaf.