Scríofa agus léirithe ag/Writer & Producer: Mairéad Kiernan, Stiúrthóir/Director: Daithí Ó Cinnéide
Synopsis of the Film
Baineann ‘Eadrainn féin’ leis an athrú caidrimh idir athair traidisiúnta agus a mac nuair a thosnaíonn an mac ag plé le cúrsaí inscne. ‘Between us’ centres around the changing relationship between a traditional father and his son when the son starts to question his gender identity.
“The only thing I had when I applied for Físín in 2015 was an idea. I was sure my little script would never be selected, I didn’t have much experience and to be honest I didn’t have much confidence. I told myself it’d be a good experience just to put the application in and even better experience if I got chosen to pitch my idea to a group of highly regarded industry professionals.
When I was selected my first thought was ‘Yayyy!’ and my second was ‘oh god, now I have to make this!’ but bit by bit, day by day, the project took shape. I had a script mentor who gave me lots of guidance and notes without telling me what my story should be. While the scheme was always helpful, I always felt like I had creative control over the project.
The whole project has given me more than a short film, it really has given me confidence in myself as a filmmaker and writer and a wealth of experience. And to be doing it through Irish is just an added bonus, we need so many more stories told through our beautiful native tongue. I’d highly recommend the scheme to any film makers, writers”.