29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017

New Irish Shorts 2

Thu 13 July / Town Hall Theatre / 10:00 / Teens and up
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This programme of seven short films takes us from the rugged landscapes of the west of Ireland, to inner-city London, to war-torn Poland. This programme features work from debut filmmakers to more established directors.

My Father, My Blood

A child watches their father murder a woman in cold blood. As they continue to live nomadically, their relationship begins to break apart.

Director John Robert Brown
Producers Danielle Harvey & Tibo Travers

London Baby

Two successful women, who are very much in love, decide to have a baby and their relationship falls apart. Set in contemporary London, this is a universal tale of pain and loss.

Director Adam H Stewart
Producers Aimee Rivers, Susannah Wilson & Garry Walsh

Away with the Fairies

Distressed and exhausted new mother Maura becomes fixated on the idea that there might be sinister forces at work, deliberately causing her baby’s unease.

Director Helen Flanagan
Producer Sarah Gunn


Two women in a barren wasteland discuss the best way to die.

Director Alan Friel
Producer Farah Abuswesha

Monkeys in The Garden

Ciara is finding it increasingly difficult to cope as carer for her mother with dementia. The arrival of her sister Amy, forces Ciara to re-evaluate how she deals with her mother’s disease.

Director Marie Clare Cushinan
Producers Marie Clare Cushinan & Ryan O’Neill


Josh escapes from his care home to protect his mother from her ex, only to find out the situation isn’t quite as it seemed.

Director Phil Sheerin
Producer Michelle Stein


In Nazi-occupied Poland, 1944, as the Gestapo close in on a Polish resistance officer in hiding, his pregnant wife is faced with a difficult choice between protecting her husband or their unborn child.

Director Aoife O’Kelly
Producer Sara Kurp