After nearly 2 years since the first draft of the script, I’m delighted to say that my new short film, Debutante, is now in pre-production. Following a global crowdfunding campaign which raised over €15,000 from backers in 22 countries, I look forward to sharing the film with audiences in Ireland and abroad starting this summer.

Debutante is a short, contemporary drama set in the world of Irish Jehovah’s Witnesses. It’s a story of an 18-year-old Meg, who experiences, in a rather severe way, the overbearing religious control practiced by the members of this community. At its heart, it’s a film about growing up.

The film’s crew includes DOP Barry Doyle (Rising, I Can’t Sleep), 1st AD Niall Owens (Michael Inside), and Costume Designer Gwen Jeffares (Gridlock, Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain). 

For more details about the project, visit the film’s website here.

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