Lady Black Eyes

Nora and Devon live in a bubble of electronic music, dance and intense young love in a tiny flat in Dublin city, until Devon announces to Nora that he’s found a figure from her past, who they set out to confront. As they drive along towards this unknown encounter, formerly cute love songs and funny quips make way for something darker. When they arrive, things get out of hand. Nora finds that bravery can be pushed out of the deepest cracks in a young woman’s confidence and it only takes a split second to take control of your own life.

Director Bio

Niamh Heery is a multi award-winning Irish filmmaker. Her film work with communities and non profits around the world often inspires the range of themes and subjects she explores as a director in both fiction and documentary. Her work has screened and won at international festivals and been broadcast on Irish TV. 'Lady Black Eyes' (2017/18) is Niamh's third Irish Film Board commission.


  • Directed by:Niamh Heery
  • Written by:Niamh Heery
  • Produced by:Caoimhe Maguire
  • Runtime:14 mins
  • Completion Date:September 28, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

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2019 Programme Launch

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  • 05 July, 2019

Still Voices 2019 Programme Launch - Wilder & Gold

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A Night of Short Films

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  • 02 July, 2019

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  • 01 July, 2019

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