Irish Talent: New Shorts 5, Fiction

Fri 08 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 12+

This selection of live-action shorts explores themes of avoidance and escapism, but ultimately the feeling of satisfaction when you stop running and face the truth.
Please note, this programme touches on the topics of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Croí (Heart)

Two explorers from an ill-fated expedition in the Antarctic find shelter as they face one last, impossible leg of their journey to safety, and reveal the truth of what happened out on the ice.

Director: Mícheál Fleming
Producers: Mícheál Fleming & Norma Howard
Country: Ireland


Grace needs help with an audition, but the only person available is her Man Utd loving dad, John. Tensions arise when a combination of John’s well-intentioned but misguided efforts and some triggering material rake over some partially healed wounds for Grace.

Director: Emma Wall
Producers: Siobhan Coakley, Claire Byrne & Jo Halpin
Country: Ireland

Not My Sister

When Chris comes home to Cork for her sister Zara’s 13th birthday, a buried family secret begins to find its way to the surface.

Director: Jessica Courtney Leen
Producers: Jessica Courtney Leen, Megan Haly & Christiane Reicke
Country: Ireland

A Runner

Every night, Fionn, a troubled teenager, evades questions of worth, as well as the dangerous atmosphere of his broken home, by going on gruelling night-time runs. Fionn routinely runs along the concrete path of his local beach. Running is his therapy.

Director: TJ O’Grady Peyton
Producers: Ronan Cassidy & Gregory Burrowes
Country: Ireland


After being rejected from professional football and diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease, an African-Irish leaving cert student is guided towards para-athletics; all while learning to deal with his new identity.

Director: Mícheál Fleming
Producer: Michael-David McKernan
Country: Ireland

An Irish Goodbye

Estranged brothers Turlough and Lorcan reunite following the untimely death of their mother. As Turlough prepares care arrangements for Lorcan, who has Down syndrome, the pair’s turbulent reunion is interrupted by the discovery of their mother’s unfulfilled bucket list.

Directors: Tom Berkeley & Ross White
Producers: Tom Berkeley, Ross White & Pearce Cullen
Countries: Ireland & United Kingdom

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