Coming of age comedy-drama about two young band members who begin to drift apart. Chloe is lead singer and her best friend, Chestnut, is the drummer. Chestnut's parents are wary of Chloe and protective of their only child as Chestnut was born with a large chestnut shell for a head. Chestnut's parents know this makes their child slightly stick out from the rest. It doesn't faze Chloe in the slightest until an unfortunate slip after a gig has a profound impact on their friendship.

Director Bio

Having worked in a variety of departments, Tom Lenihan has plied his trade as an assistant director. Recent credits as 1st assistant director include "Coco Dreams of Blue" which premiered at last year's Galway Film Fleadh and upcoming short film "The Bridge", funded through the Galway Film Centre and RTE. He has turned to directing music videos and commercials through Showpiece Films, which he also established. This is his debut short film as a director.


  • Directed by:Tom Lenihan
  • Written by:Tom Lenihan
  • Produced by:Ciaran Byrne, Justin Wade & Fabien Oman
  • Runtime:12 mins
  • Completion Date:June 24, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 5
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: IMDB

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Call of the Forest Screening

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  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

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  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

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2020 Award Winners Announced!

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  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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