the bridge

The Bridge

After the sudden death of his parents a young man must choose between returning to his home village in the west of Ireland to care for his estranged brother, and a bright future in Canada.

Director Bio

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. Marks most recent short film “The Bridge” was funded by RTÉ & The Galway Film Centre has just finished post production. Starring Lochlann O’Mearáin, Peter Coonan & Marie Mullen the film was shot on location in The Burren Co. Clare and is set for festival release in summer 2019.


  • Directed by:Mark Smyth
  • Written by:Sarah Ingersoll
  • Produced by:Lynn Larkin
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:May 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 15
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Facebook

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  • 01 October, 2020

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  • 16 August, 2020

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