Sound Holds the Distance Travelled

‘The Melancholic Wife loved to dance.....she danced to cope with the dark and troubled thoughts that lived in her mind’. Sound Holds the Distance Travelled takes us on a journey through the inner world of the Melancholic Wife as she struggles against the manifestations of her own personal darkness.

Director Bio

Gareth Gowran is an illustrator and animator based in Dublin, Ireland. He holds a BA(Hons) Animation Degree from Colaiste Dhulaigh in conjunction with Wolverhampton University, graduated 2018; and a Higher National Diploma in Animation from Ballyfermot College of Further Education, graduated 2014.


  • Directed by:Gareth Gowran
  • Written by:Gareth Gowran & Sadhbh Lawlor
  • Produced by:Gareth Gowran & Sadhbh Lawlor
  • Runtime:3 mins
  • Completion Date:May 24, 2018
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Category:Animation
  • Selection:In Competition
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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programme launch

2019 Programme Launch

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 05 July, 2019

Still Voices 2019 Programme Launch - Wilder & Gold

athlone screening

A Night of Short Films

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 02 July, 2019

A Night of Short Films - Athlone Screening - In Partnership with Dead Centre Brewing.

2019 judging panel

The 2019 Judging Panel

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 July, 2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019 Judging Panel for In Competition Films.


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2019 Programme

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