Two strangers ‘match’ online and meet for a casual ride - of a Monday, no less. What they both expected is quickly turned on its head, as they both face their separate issues together over the course of one night.

Director Bio

Laura and Tony met in 2015 when they trained together in Bow Street Academy for Screen Acting. Since then, they have been continually acting, writing and/or producing together. Their first production together was a play called ‘Knowing Nathan’. It had a sold out run in The Complex Dublin (January 2018) and went on to win the Judge’s Choice Award at Galway Fringe Festival in 2018. Now, the pair have teamed up again to create something for screen. Neither are strangers to making shorts and films - Laura’s debut short film as a filmmaker ‘Hold the Line’ won the award for ‘Best Short Film’ at Belfast Film Festival in 2019 as well as ‘Best Acting’ and ‘Best Editing’ at the 2018 Richard Harris International Film Festival. Tony can be seen Acting in Irish Features Dublin Oldschool and Michael Inside, both currently streaming on Netflix.


  • Directed by:Laura O’ Shea & Tony Doyle
  • Written by:Laura O’ Shea & Tony Doyle
  • Produced by:Take10 Productions
  • Runtime:12 mins
  • Completion Date:September 2, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 24
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE

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call of the forest screening

Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 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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Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

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

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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