This selection of five varied shorts shows how we can find ourselves trapped in unescapable situations – be it in our own home, a traffic jam or even someone else’s body. Here, we follow the struggles to break out. This programme features work from debut filmmakers and more established directors.
In a school on a tough, working class estate in Dublin, a troubled boy’s life is threatened by the growing concerns of his teacher.
Director Jimmy Smallhorne
Producer Jeff O’Toole
A trio of tiger kidnappers are faced with an unexpected dilemma when their weathly target calls their bluff.
Director Chris Baugh
Producer Brendan Mullin
When a child goes missing during a traffic jam, her distraught father forms a search party to find her. But soon everyone is a suspect.
Directors Ian Hunt Duffy
Producer Simon Doyle
Having escaped from his captors, a modern day slave leads his rescuer back to the camp where he was imprisoned.
Director Niall Owens
Producers Niall Owens, Paraic English, Ian de Brí, Ger Murphy, Timmy Creed
Eadrainn Féin / Between Us
Eadrainn Féin tells the story of the changing relationship between a farmer and his son when his son starts questioning his gender identity.
Director Daithí Ó Cinnéide
Producer Mairead Kiernan