Fred has daughter Helen at her wits' end with his moaning, until she finds an excuse to get him out of the house.

Director Bio

Aoife Nic Ardghail is an actor, writer, voice over artist and former courts journalist. Her first TV gig was a starring role the teen drama Seacht, which spanned four series on Irish language channel TG4. She’s since had lead and supporting roles on other television dramas and more recently she’s begun making her own films, including the award-winning short, Casual. This debut short film, which she wrote, co-directed and starred in, won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Moscow Indie Film Festival 2018 and Best Music at the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival (DISFMF) 2019. It also got an Honourable Mention at the 2018 Chicago Irish Film Festival. Aoife has also written and performed two solo plays in Dublin and London. She is currently working on two features, a concept album, as vocalist and lyricist.


  • Directed by:Aoife Nic Ardghail
  • Written by:Aoife Nic Ardghail
  • Produced by:Aoife Nic Ardghail
  • Runtime:5 mins
  • Completion Date:January 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 6
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Instagram

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Call of the Forest Screening

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  • 07 December, 2020

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  • 01 October, 2020

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

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  • 16 August, 2020

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