The Grass Ceiling

“Team sport does something to a girl. You get to think about your body in terms of what it can do, rather than how it looks. You become more engine than ornament.” This emotive and layered short documentary film vividly captures the raw physicality of team sport, you can feel the grass stains on the players’ knees, the flowchart of bruises on their bodies. Three successful female athletes explore what drives them to play, how the punishment, effort and joyful reward in sport reveal something essential in the human spirit that is often elusive for women; how being physically courageous, unapologetically competitive and deeply passionate can unlock a freedom to really occupy your own skin.


Director Bio

Iseult Howlett has been crafting stories for screen for almost 20 years. She is a multiple IFTA nominated editor and has cut a number of award-winning documentaries and short films. The Grass Ceiling is Iseult's directorial debut.

Info

  • Directed by:Iseult Howlett
  • Written by:Eimear Ryan & Iseult Howlett
  • Produced by:Frankie Fenton
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:October 11, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links:Twitter

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Official Selection 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 26 June, 2020

Official Selection for Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Online Announced.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2020

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 03 June, 2020

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2020 Submissions Closed

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 June, 2020

Submission deadline for 2020 has now passed.

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