Eadrain Féin ( Between Us) written by Mairead Kiernan and directed by Daithí O Cinnéide (2016)
A son and his traditional Irish father in rural Ireland, struggle to find common ground after the son starts questioning his gender identity.
Lily – written and directed by Graham Cantwell (2016)
The story of a girl with a secret on the cusp of becoming a young woman.
The Shift-written by Mairead Kieran and directed by Megan K Fox ( 2018)
A female-centric comedy that dabbles in politics, gender, and everything in between
Q&A 9.15pm – 9.45pm.
The programme will be followed by a Q&A with Mairead Kiernan,writer of Eadrain Féin and The Shift and Clara Harte lead actor in Lily.
Mairead Kiernan is a comedy writer based in Dublin. Mairéad writes for Fair City and has written two short films, both of which were selected for funding awards. Her most recent short film ‘The Shift’ is a comedy about a teenage girl trying to get her first kiss at a disco, the script won the prestigious funding award ‘Film in Cork’. It premiered at Cork Film Festival 2018 and won the Made in Cork award. Mairéad’s first short film ‘Between Us’ came first in the script competition ‘Físín’ for Dingle Film Festival in 2016. ‘Between Us’ played all over the world and even won Best Short Film at Babbel Film Festival 2017.
Clare Harte, originally from West Cork, graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting and has since worked in both theatre and film extensively.
She most recently played the lead LILY in Graham Cantwell’s feature adaptation of the award-winning short film, for which she won Best Actress in a leading role at UNDERGROUND CINEMA AWARDS and PUNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. She has starred in Into the Badlands, Season 3 in the role of VERA, RED ELECTION (Subotica films/Acorn TV)
Notable theatre work includes Me, Mollser(Abbey Theatre) a one-woman national tour, POPPY, A self- penned monologue piece developed with Philly McMAhon of THISISPOPBABY, Gretel in Theatre Lovett’s 2017 production of Hansel and Gretel for Dublin Theatre Festival. She has also worked with Rough Magic, Sickle Moon Productions, Reality Check productions to name a few.