Our Unfenced Country

‘Our Unfenced Country’, a short film by Niamh Heery, winner of the 2013 Galway Film Centre/RTÉ Short film scheme.

Our Unfenced Country has screened all over the world and on Irish television. See the list of screenings and awards below.

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.

Written and Directed by Niamh Heery
Produced by Eric Dolan
Starring:
Róisín Murphy (Shauna)
Pascal Scott (Edward)
With:
Conor Lambert (Greaves)
Ignacy Rybarczyk (Tomek)
Janine Hardy (Janet)

Cinematography by Kevin Minogue
Music by Dennis Cassidy
Second Camera: Sean McGrail
Camera Assistants: Tom Ryan, Cian Moynan
Sound Recordist: Joe Dolan
Boom Op: Dave Dolan
Make Up: Derval Curran

Chicago Irish Film Festival 2014
Boston Irish Film Festival 2014
Belfast Film Festival 2014 (Commendation)
Tabor Film Festival 2014
International Film Festival Groix Island 2014
Kerry International Film Festival 2014 (Winner, Best Narrative Short)
Waterford Film Festival 2014
Clare Island Film Festival 2014
Dingle International Film Festival 2015
IndieCork Festival 2014
Offline Film Festival 2014
London International Short Film Festival 2015
NYC Independent Film Festival 2015
Savannah International Film Festival 2014
Great Lakes Independent Film Festival 2014
Cinegael Montreal 2015
UnderWire Film Festival 2014 (nominated, Best Editor)
Warsaw Short Framing 2015