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Six Shooter is a 27 minute 2004 short film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The central actors include Brendan Gleeson, Rúaidhrí Conroy, and Domhnall Gleeson. McDonagh's film went on to win an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. It was released on October 14, 2004 at the Cork International Film Festival. The plot follows Brendan Gleeson's character, Donnelly in the midst of a bizarre day which holds within it multiple deaths.

The short film would go on to win Best First Short by an Irish Director at Cork International Film Festival, and the Festival Prize as Best Irish Short at the Foyle Film Festival. It would also win Best British Short at the British Independent Film Award and the IFTA Award as Best Short Fiction. It was only in 2006 that is won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. The film was McDonagh's directorial debut for cinema.

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