Ireland, UK


A distraught woman doesn’t want to be disturbed, but the front doorbell keeps ringing and the caller won’t leave until she answers.

Directors Statement

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? MORNING was my first fully improvised film. It was workshopped and researched with the actors for nearly a month in advance of the shoot. We filmed over four days. It was made on a micro budget with the support of the National Film and Television School. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? I think of a group of people who are open, exciting, passionate and not afraid to challenge themselves or each other. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? I would screen the work of my contemporaries and use it as an opportunity to meet these filmmakers from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. I’d love to discuss their process and inspirations. What is your next project? I’m in development with my feature debut with Element pictures. I will be co-developing the project with the writer Laura Lomas. The story is set in between Northern Ireland and Africa.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Cathy Brady

Written by: Cathy Brady, Sarah Woolner

Produced by: Cathy Brady

Cinematography: Nick Cooke

Editing: Matteo Bini

Original Score: Finn Mc Nicholas

Sound: Tom Lock Griffiths

Main Cast: Eileen Walsh, Johnny Harris

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2013