LADY BLACK EYES
Lady Black Eyes (2018) is a short film written & directed by Niamh Heery, made as part of Screen Ireland’s Focus Shorts Scheme. It stars Jordanne Jones and Daryl McCormack as Nora and Devon, two young lovers who set out one day to confront a figure from Nora’s past. Lady Black Eyes will premiere at Cork Film Festival 2018.
Pause won the Writer’s Guild of Ireland’s Zebbie 2018 award for short script.
The film stars Janine Hardy as a woman who arrives on an island in an altered state to confront her past. As she listens to old family tape recordings her surroundings begin to take on new life. The film mixes realist drama with touches of the surreal, playing out in a landscape that brings a touch of raw beauty to a personal story.
‘Our Unfenced Country’, a short film by Niamh Heery, winner of the 2013 Galway Film Centre/RTÉ Short film scheme.
Edward is an elderly bog railway worker, in love with the myth and literature of the bog. Shauna, a bright, tough and stubborn young woman starts work as his new prison release apprentice. As they try to traverse the rough terrain of such an unlikely friendship, both Shauna and Edward begin to realise that to find a future, they must get over their respective pasts.
Two people encounter one another at dawn along the strand. Although they come from different lives, in the early hours on Dublin bay they are drawn to one another.