Everything Looks Better In The Sunshine

Everything Looks Better In The Sunshine

Patsy (50) is an anomaly, a friendly and well-liked traffic warden! He meets his friend Wanda (28) and they chat about dating and his lack of it! He goes on with his work and while crossing the road (and simultaneously on Tinder!) he’s hit by a lady on a bike, with a basket full of flowers. She nervously gets up and flees the scene, leaving one flower behind. Wanda picks Patsy up and realizes he now has an incredible sense of smell. Patsy begins to insult people (unintentionally!) on the things he can smell on them! As people begin to avoid him, his nose gets blocked and he’s now helpless to find his love. Wanda, who has been following him, finds him alone on the road. An air freshener in her car clears Patsy's nose and they set off to find the ‘Bike Lady’ and Patsy tracks her through the flower she left behind. He reaches her house and there is an instant chemistry between them. Olga (40) falls for Patsy aswell and they share a moment; delighted the magic of life has brought them together.

Director Bio

Jonathan is a writer and development exec, with 'Everything Looks Better In The Sunshine' his first foray into directing. He has previously worked as a development producer, associate producer and researcher on observational documentaries and factual entertainment series for Channel 4, BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, RTE, TV3 and Sky One.

Mark Smyth is an award winning film director with an honours degree in Film/TV Production. He started working as a TV editor in 2009 and has since gone on to work as a director on productions in Ireland, USA, Canada and the UK . He is a firm believer in collaboration and his interest lies in telling unique stories about the magic of life with compelling characters at the forefront.


  • Directed by:Jonathan Farrelly & Mark Smyth
  • Written by:Jonathan Farrelly & Mark Smyth
  • Produced by:Ronan Cassidy
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:October 18, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Facebook

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  • 26 June, 2020

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