• The Irish Times

    Polish actor Kamila Dydyna co-produces, co-directs, scripts and stars in this 26-minute Irish LGBT drama from 2016. She plays Nel, who grapples with feelings for her best friend as her husband’s insecurities erupt into violence. Miriam Devitt and Mark McAuley costar.

  • Irish Times

    Taking place in an airless waiting room, where performers sit unrecognised among the audience, it ushers them into intriguing anecdotes and reflections on the politics of nomenclature around the world, a nicely shameless exercise in name-dropping.

  • Film Ireland

    Strong performances from the two female leads and solid work from the two directors shows an assured confidence from the cast and crew toward the project.


    Shot with a predominantly female team, the opposite of the norm in most productions. The movie looks set to go places that not many Irish films have gone before.

  • Scannain

    The Richard Harris International Film Festival in association with Belltable, Limerick will host an event, Homecoming from Cannes – Irish Women in Film, on Friday June 2nd at 8pm in the Belltable. The event will screen 5 highly acclaimed award-winning short films by Irish film-makers.

  • No More Workhorse

    This is not a play for the faint hearted. It is another contribution to the lexicon of what constitutes evil. (...) A play well worth a visit but it does not make for easy viewing.

  • Rabble

    The Betrayal is a thriller addressing issues of domestic violence and digital abuse that is currently crowdfunding to complete its final phase of production. Mog Kavanagh caught up with the directors Kamila Dydna and Natasha Waugh to ask them a few questions about it.

  • Film Ireland

  • EILE Magazine

    The Betrayal, upcoming thriller on social and gender issues, is pleased to announce its two new partners: D-Light Studios Dublin, and DCU-based Sexuality Studies research group.

  • Gearr Scannain

    Irish short film The Betrayal, an upcoming thriller on social and gender issues, has announced two new partners: D-Light Studios Dublin and DCU-based Sexuality Studies research group.

  • EILE Magazine

  • Her.ie

    The Betrayal is a new Irish short film written, directed and shot by women. It focuses on subjects relevant to women today: domestic abuse, revenge porn and sexual identity issues.

  • Headstuff.org

    Women have a lot to deal with. Domestic abuse. Misogyny. Sexual assault. Unequal career opportunities. Gendered violence. And in 2016, Irish women in particular, can also add the following things to the above list. A lack of bodily autonomy. The threat of revenge porn. The prevalence of rape culture. As the general election draws ever closer, these issues are being debated back and forth by politicians and the public alike, as they struggle to tackle the gendered prejudices active in society, and the fight for equality continues.

  • EILE Magazine

    THE BETRAYAL, a new female-driven short film from writer / director Kamila Dydyna, looks set to go places that not many Irish films have gone before. The LGBT drama / thriller from the pen of Polish-born Dydyna touches on adult themes such as sexual identity, domestic violence, and revenge porn within the story of a marriage break-up.

  • Gearr Scannain

    The Betrayal, a short Irish LGBT thriller, directed by Kamila Dydyna and Natasha Waugh, started filming in Dublin last weekend.

  • Gearr Scannain

    Currently funding on IndieGoGo is The Betrayal, a new female-driven short film from writer/director Kamila Dydyna.

  • Film Ireland

    The main cast features Mark McAuley (Vikings, Saol) and Miriam Devitt (Running Commentary, Food Fight) and Kamila Dydyna. A male partner’s jealous and violent reactions in an unravelling relationship are the catalyst of The Betrayal’s plotline in which a new romantic possibility leads to danger.

  • Bath Film Festival Blog

    This year short film fans and makers gathered in Bath’s Komedia, around red clothed tables for a decidedly ramped up awards. Not only were we treated to nibbles and drinks on our candlelit tables, but our master of ceremonies was none other than Laura Rawlings from the BBC. (...) another incredibly cinematic piece from a director so early in their career. Production values are sky high in this emotional short from director Kamila Dydyna (...) Superbly acted."

  • Bath Film Festival

    We are delighted to announce the shortlist for this year’s Bath Film Festival and IMDb New Filmmaker Award. The confirmed judges so far are Col Needham – CEO of IMDb – and director Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders etc.) with others to join the panel soon.

  • One Film Fan

    Director/writer/producer Kamila Dydyna excels in her very first effort by giving us this based on a true story short film that delivers via straight-forward execution, stark cinematography, condensed yet evocative drama, and a willingness to shine a necessary light on its harsh subject matter and the real effect it has on those involved.

  • Film Ireland

    Following its selection to New York City Independent Film Festival, Irish short Testimony was picked up by US Channel ShortsHD™ for a 3-year license deal.

  • Film Ireland

    Testimony is a hard-hitting drama, inspired by true events that took place in Poland in 1991. Adapted as an Irish story, with all-Irish award-winning cast and crew, the film was shot in late February and is currently in post-production.

  • Irish Film & Television Network

    ‘Testimony’ is now crowdfunding to raise post-production funds. More details, including fragments of the film, can be found at http://igg.me/at/testimony.

  • Gearr Scannain

    Currently funding on IndieGoGo is Testimony, the debut short film from writer/director Kamila Dydyna. The film is based on true events which took place in Poland in 1991 and has been adapted for an Irish audience...

  • Gearr Scannain

    Principal photography begins today (February 20th) on Testimony, the debut short film from writer/director Kamila Dydyna.

  • Scannain.com

    Testimony is based on true events which took place in Poland in 1991 and has been adapted for an Irish audience as European courts acted similarly. The film revolves around 9 year old Catherine O’Neill, played by Olivia Daly (Why Guy and Clue Crew on RTEJnr), and is a courtroom based drama.

  • Bristol Media

    Feather-Light and Paper-Thin is a gripping 6-part crime drama set in Bristol. Shot in 2014, comprising of a mainly Bristol-based cast and crew, this exciting show is set in an unusual 20-minute-per-episode webseries format.

  • Film Ireland

    Irish writer and director Charlo Johnson has completed filming on his first short film Positive Discrimination. Positive Discrimination, which was shot in Dublin’s inner city, is an intense drama that centres on Tanya, a college student struggling to pay her tuition fees, who receives advice from the most unlikely of sources: an elderly gentleman who has an unconventional perspective on life.