Irish Talent: New Shorts 1, Fiction

Wed 06 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 12+

This selection of live-action shorts features the common theme of love and the struggle to find or hold on to your other half while trying not to lose yourself in the process.
Please note, this programme touches on the topic of domestic abuse.


It seems like Heather and John are the perfect couple, but we quickly see that things are not always as they seem. After a particularly harrowing incident, Heather needs help but finds more terror. That is until she meets her kindred spirits.

Director: Mo O’Connell
Producers: Emer Gannon Durcan & Brian Durcan
Country: Ireland

I Haven’t Seen You In A Long Time, Now

Dara hasn’t seen Jess in a long time. Not since they were kids. They’ve always been connected to each other, a part of each other, but they haven’t seen each other in a long time, now.

Director: Alba Fernandez
Producer: Aoibhin Sara Murphy
Country: Ireland

Warts & All

Aron, a single thirty-something, attempts to navigate falling in love, while trying to hide his insecurities. He wrestles with his longing to fit in and being true to himself, unsure whether the real him is too much for anyone to love.

Director: Pat Shortt
Producers: Lee Crowley, Orla Clancy & Liam Kearney
Country: Ireland


Peggy (89) gets a visit from the Grim Reaper. Little does she know, it’s her late husband Gerry, who has come back to take her into the next life.

Director: Luke Morgan
Producer: Jake Morgan
Country: Ireland

First Date

Tina, a recently widowed farmer, doesn’t want her daughter to move back to the city and leave her alone. When Seamus arrives on the farm talking about a date, she decides to intervene.

Director: Clara Planelles
Producer: Pete Moles
Country: Ireland

Community Watch

A young neighbourhood watch officer must keep her community together amidst a series of grizzly local murders, all while flirting with the Garda assigned to the case.

Director: Paudie Baggott
Producer: Maggie Ryan
Country: Ireland

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