Welcome to our award winning Short Film Festival that features Bow Street alumni. There’s something for everyone here from Comedy to Horror with our alumni highlighted in bold. Many of the shorts feature adult themes and may not be suitable for children so viewer discretion is advised. Finally a big thank you to the Production Companies who have granted us permission to share their films with you.
Now grab the popcorn, sit back and enjoy!
WOOF! 6’ 37 mins
Writer/Director: Ben Moran
Production company: Secret Beach Films
CAST: Niamh McCormack, Robyn Trout and Alex Hannigan
When a prank goes wrong, Dómhnall has to improvise to keep his girlfriend out of trouble!
HOLD THE LINE 12 mins
Director: Laura O’ Shea & Karen Killeen.
Writer: Laura O’ Shea Producer: Laura O’ Shea
CAST: Laura O’ Shea, Lesa Thurman Russell, Tony Doyle
Em works in a call centre. She faces a day more difficult than the usual ‘customer care queries’ and is on the brink. That’s until; she picks up the phone to Patsy.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF DAY 5’ 30 mins
Writer/Director: Maria Doyle Kennedy Producer: Kieran Kennedy
CAST: Daniel Kennedy, Orla Casey Tony Doyle, Ali Hardiman, Ericka Roe, Conor O’Dwyer, Eleanor O’Brien, Doru Dragos Micu, Aaron Katambay
HOW WAS YOUR DAY? 13′ 35 mins
Writer/Director: Damien O’Donnell Producer: Emmaline Dowling
© A Suitable Films Production
CAST: Eileen Walsh, Sean Duggan, Beibhinn Jones, Sarah Allen Clarke, Nathalie Clement, Lorna Larkin, Bear Thompson.
A woman is excited about the approaching birth of her 1st child. A multi award winning short that questions the presumption of motherly love.
JILL AND LILL GET THE SHIFT 2’ 56 mins
Writer / Director /Editor: Keith Jordan
Produced: Keith Jordan and Adam Traynor
Production company: ThisContent
CAST: Claire Gleeson, Karen Kelly, Matthew McNicholas
“Here, will ya meet me mate?”
JILL AND LILL THROW DOWN 4’ 00 mins
Writer / Director: Keith Jordan
Produced by Keith Jordan and Adam Traynor
Production Company: ThisContent
CAST: Claire Gleeson, Karen Kelly, Chelsea O’Toole, Rebecca Duff
“Do ya want your bleedin’ go, do ya?”
LILY 21′ 27 mins
Writer/Director: Graham Cantwell Producer: Sharon Cronin
CAST: Clara Harte Dean Quinn Leah McNamara
Amy-Joyce Hastings Paul Ronan Aisling O’Neill
Lynette Callaghan Niamh McCormack
Lily, a girl with a secret on the cusp of becoming a young woman,
is faced with the greatest challenge of her young life.
BRIDGET’S CROSSING 4’ 23 mins
Director: Phil Ronayne Produced by: Fireball Films
CAST: Catriona Loughlin
A glimpse into the life of an innocent women dedicated to her duty at a quiet railway crossing as she dreams of a future full of possibilities
YOU MUPPET! 2’ 17 mins
Director: Kings of the Harpies Writer: Rob Earley
CAST: Rob Earley, Mark Lawrence, Jamie Sykes, Sven Mortiz, John McMahon.
Always be yourself, especially when meeting new people.
FOR YOU 12’ 21 mins
Director: Brendan Canty Writer: Alan O’Gorman + Brendan Canty Producer: David Lester Mooney
CAST: Barry Keoghan, Gabby Murphy, Hilary Vesey
A timid 18-year-old from inner-city Dublin prepares for her boyfriend’s debs but her social anxieties and struggles with her mother’s alcoholism make life difficult.
SHOEBOX 13’ 34 mins
Director: Gary Duggan Writer: Carmel Callan
Producer: Larry Cowan, Lamb Films & Kildare Short Grass Films
CAST: Charleigh Bailey, Hilda Fay, Clara Calamai, Matthew Ralli, Aenne Barr
In the midst of the housing crisis, a young single mother struggles to provide her charitable daughter with a more stable home than she had.
WAVE 13 mins
Directors: Benjamin Cleary, TJ O’Grady Peyton Writer: Benjamin Cleary
Producer: Rebecca Bourke
CAST: TJ O’Grady Peyton Jarvis Cocker Emmet Kirwan Tiny James
Danny Kehoe Daniel Reardon Caoimhe O’Malley Barry John Kinsella
A man wakes from a coma speaking a fully formed but unrecognizable language baffling linguistic experts.
PEBBLES 15 mins
Writer/Director: Jonarthan Shaw Produced by Lisa Kelly
CAST: Marie Mullen Niamh Algar Sam McGovern Stephen Brennan Sean Duggan
On her 50th Wedding Anniversary Ruby returns to the Hotel where she spent her Honeymoon. Will her estranged husband return to honour a promise?
CASUAL 10 mins
Director: Aoife Nic Ardghail & Kate Dolan
Writer/Producer: Aoife Nic Ardghail
CAST: Aoife Nic Ardghail, Fiona Lucia McGarry, Mark Donaghy and Terry O’Neill.
Maura’s been dumped and is stuck with grim feelings of rejection so decides to take control.
JOHN OF SORROWS 2 mins
Director: Kings of the Harpies Writer: Rob Earley
CAST: Rob Earley, Mark Lawrence, Jamie Sykes, Ros Clancy, John McMahon
All Father Gerrity wants to do is watch the match, but unfortunately John picks this time to call over for a chat.
THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS 6 mins
Writer/Director: Steve Gunn
A Barren Lands Production
CAST: Chelsea Debo TJ O’Grady Peyton Peter Gaynor
A boy and a girl find themselves in a tricky situation.
PIRATES 16 mins (Young Screen Actors)
Writer/Director: Cal Arnold O’Driscoll
CAST: Cal Arnold O’Driscoll Adam Dolan James Keating
Miles Rich Kian Mooney Cian Gannon
Niall Rooney Darragh Taheny Charlotte Dougherty Aine Reid
In 1980s Ireland, three friends set Pirate radio in an attempt to beat the bullies and get the girls.
FIRST STAGE 15 mins (Young Screen Actors)
Written and Directed by Ethan Dodd
CAST: Charlie Roycroft Byrne Adam Dolan Sienna Graham
16 year old Elliot misses his girlfriend, Valerie, whose going away has left him reeling. His cousin James wants to help him move on, but Elliot just isn’t quite ready yet.
CORPSE 1’ 09 mins
Directed by: Amy Sanfey & Aiden McCluskey Written by: Amy Sanfey
CAST: Amy Sanfey Rebecca Fisher Ceara Carney Andrew Kingston Donall C. Courtney Aoife Ryan
Don’t close your eyes, you don’t know what you’ll get when you open them
STRESSES OF INFLEXIBILITY 3’ 46 mins
Written, Produced, Directed by Gráinne Holmes Blumenthal
CAST: Gráinne Holmes Blumenthal
Movement piece against verbatim words with no music, inspired by everyone that has ever pursued dance but who ultimately had to give it up.
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON 7’ 48 mins
Writer/Director: Connall McStravick Producer: Saorla Earl-Collins
Production Company: Connall McStravick (Ulster University Coleraine)
CAST: David Maitland, Paul Murphy, Brendan O’Flynn, Sandi Brown
As Northern Ireland’s paramilitary culture creeps up on him, a young man must make a deadly decision.
BRENDA 11’ 32 mins
Director: Matteo Bertoli Writer: Andrew Lynch Producer: Kate Larkin
CAST: Andrew Lynch, Charleigh Bailey, Ellie Walsh, Ciaran McCable, Laura Murray
© Three Pease Productions
The last day of a heroin addicts life as seen through the eyes of her eight year old daughter.
PODGE 15’ 33 mins
Written and Directed by Rebecca Singleton
Produced by Aideen Moroney
CAST: Wayne Byrne Aisling Goodwin Nicole O Connor
Podge, a lonely mortician, can only find love in magazines until tragic circumstances presents love to him.
CHILDREN OF DAWN 16 mins
Written and Directed by Tommy Creagh and Conor Tobin.
Producers : Tommy Creagh, Conor Tobin, Aidan O Sullivan. ( An O Production )
CAST: Rachel Moore, Aidan O Sullivan, Virginie Naudillon, Angel Hannigan, Donall C. Courtney
Erin wakes up next to a canal and begins a journey along it, meeting strange characters who mysteriously already seem to know her.
SAINT BRIGID 3’ 52 mins
Written & Directed by David Keeling
Produced by David Keeling & Conor O’Donovan
CAST: Sophie Merry, Tara Flynn, Eddie Murphy, Mark O’Halloran
A tongue-in-cheek take on the stories surrounding Brigid of Kildare, including her powers.
NEW GUY 4 mins
Director: Mark, Jamie, Rob Writer: Rob Earley
Produced by: King of the Harpies
CAST: Rob Earley, Jamie Sykes, Mark Lawrence
John just wants to settle into his new job but Gordon has other plans.
GO HOME 8 mins
Director: Shane Robinson Producers: Emma Foley & Tamryn Reinecke Writer: Síofra
CAST: Síofra O’Meara, Emma Foley, Darragh Guerin, Hannah O’Reilly, Einne O’Connachtain, Ellen Hoban, Joe Caulfield, Eoin Haplin, Colm Lennon,
Battling between reason and delusion, Siofra takes us on a visceral journey through the troubled inner workings of a young woman’s mind.
QUESTIONABLE 2’ 13 mins
Writer/Producer/Director: Robert Dore
Production Company Robert Dore C/O Pulse College
CAST: Brendan O’Flynn Dave Fleming
A mis print in a personal add leads to a embarrassing moment for a gay curious guy.
POLLY Dur 6 mins
Writer/director: Jamie Sykes
CAST: Mark Lawrence, Eoin Halpin, Jamie Sykes
Two flatmates fall in love with the same shoe, tearing their friendship apart.
DEATH OF AN ANDROID 3’ 38 mins
Director: Heath Cullen
Writer: Sam Lucas Smith
Production company: Vard Productions
CAST: Greg Romero Wilson, Sam Lucas Smith, Marty Hargrove
A man’s suicide attempt is cut short when a passerby offers him the most ridiculous reason to live.
BATH MAT Dur: 1 min
Writer/director: Jamie Sykes
CAST: Mark Lawrence Rob Earley
A stolen bath mat leads to the unexpected
MY LIFE FOR IRELAND 14 mins
Director: Kieron J. Walsh Writer: Patrick McDonnell
Producers: Damien O’Donnell and Emmaline Dowling
CAST: Charlie Kelly Aoife Duffin Denis Conway Manus Halligan
Lorcan Cranitch Patrick McDonnell Brid McCarthy
Ireland, Easter, 1916. In Dublin, Owen, a young Irish patriot, wants to join the fight for freedom.
THE TROUBLES (Long Story Short) 4’ 21
Writer/Producer: Luke Hanlon Director: Terry Loughran
CAST: Luke Hanlon Ray Malone Wayne O Brien Padraig O Grady
Sean, Francis and Gerry have a very particular way of dealing with drug dealers in their city.
ZEST 14′ 24 mins (Mature)
Writer/Director Adryan Gerrits Produced by Liam McCartin
CAST: Adam Traynor Adryan Gerrits George Cummins
Hopeless romantic Ollie goes on a date with a seemingly perfect gentleman, but not everything goes according to plan.
DAUGHTERHOOD 13 mins
Writer/Director: Karine Dalsin
CAST: Karine Dalsin
Daughterhood is an audiovisual diary of Karine’s return from Dublin to her parents’ farm in Brazil
to help her elder father recover from a femur fracture.