Irish Talent: New Shorts 9, Documentary

Sun 10 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / 18+

This second selection of short documentaries covers a range of topics, each diving into a different perspective of our culture and history, both past and present. This programme features student films and work from more established filmmakers.
*Please note, the last short in this selection is strictly 18+.

Mount Trenchard

This film explores the Irish Direct Provision system through the prism of Mount Trenchard, one of Ireland’s most notorious Direct Provision centres.

Director: Jamie Goldrick
Producers: Jamie Goldrick, Daniel Lambert & Kevin Brannigan
Country: Ireland

Personal Space

The connection between physical and personal space is explored in this poetic short documentary. Three emerging directors and a cinematographer present captivating vignettes of intriguing contributors.

Directors: Blathnaid Ryan, Moni Obuhoff & Ruairi McNamara
Producers: Garret Daly &
Martina McGlynn
Country: Ireland

Where do all the old gays go?

This short documentary film provides an intimate exploration of the older LGBTQIA+ community living in Ireland. Life is still happening, although it might look very different now to what it was.

Director: Cathy Dunne
Producers: Maggie Ryan &
Cathy Dunne
Country: Ireland

A Stone Place

A Stone Place is a visual journey showcasing a unique rock that is quarried on the side of the biggest cliffs in Europe, and that has created the aesthetic of a small rural town in the West of Ireland.

Director: James Skerritt
Producer: Pete Moles
Country: Ireland

Focail Nua (New Words)

Ireland has two full-time terminologists whose job is to create hundreds of new Irish words and phrases every month. Focail Nua is a celebration of the vitality, complexity and depth of the language.

Director: Andrew Keogh
Producer: Muireann de Barra
Country: Ireland

Call Me Mommy (18+)*

Sinead O’Connell balances the daily chores of single motherhood with the pressures of making a living in the online sex industry. She loves her kids and her work, but they both demand her attention. This film demands yours…

Director: Tara O’Callaghan
Producers: Aaron McEnaney, Louise Byrne & Ross Killeen
Country: Ireland


Halted focuses on four ordinary Traveller people and lets them tell their stories in their own way. The film shows an honest and personable view of Traveller culture that is far too often overlooked.

Director: Robert Tyrrell
Producer: Joanne Heffernan
Country: Ireland


Interwoven is a wonderous journey into the choreography and duality of things. Where passion and artisan skills meet the industrial and the mundane in a beautiful dance.

Director: Bonnie Boyle
Producer: Bonnie Boyle
Country: Ireland

Vonnie: Ireland’s Forgotton Fashion Icon.

Fashion, Family and Fate. An intimate family portrait is woven as three sisters recollect the legacy of their mother Vonnie Reynolds, a forgotten Irish fashion icon forced to retire after a tragic accident.

Director: Renata Lima
Producer: Melissa Collins
Country: Ireland

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