A spirited 7-year-old, growing up in Dublin in the 1970’s, can’t wait to make her Holy Communion.
Director: Shimmy Marcus
Writer(s): Lana Citron
Role: Rachel Cohen
Cast: Lucy Sky Dunne, Jim Sheridan, Susie PowerGenre:
Release date: 27 September 2014 (USA)
Shot in Ireland and starring the tremendous Elaine Cassidy and Stephen Lord, this was made as part of a film-making course.
As a director, your work is often about fending off ordinariness. Elaine and Stephen made a small, low-to-no-budget effort feel very special.
Trivia: the butchery scene was filmed in a room of what used to be Letterfrack Industrial School, one of the most notorious church-run institutions for children in Ireland.
Director: Elaine Cassidy, Stephen Lord
Writer(s): Elaine Cassidy, Stephen Lord
Cast: Elaine Cassidy, Stephen LordGenre:
Release date: Circa 2006
Aileen is sent to stay with her uncle in a one horse town which looks more like Texas than east coast Ireland. Her cousin Midge doesn’t like her.
Director: Geraldine Creed
Writer(s): Geraldine Creed
Cast: Lindsey Harris, Liam Heffernan, Brid McCarthyGenre:
Release date: 1994 (Ireland)