The Midnight Court and Other Aislings

Naas, County Kildare, Occupied Ireland. Years before the outbreak of the 1798 rebellion. Niamh, a teenage girl, is overwhelmed by the atrocities that the people of her town are exposed to by the British military. In order to protect her mother Iona and her little brother Eamon after their father disappeared, she'll have to pick a side. But in times like these, lines are always blurry.

Director Bio

Having just landed in Wales from Greece, Alex is more than excited to finally be in a place where the film community and industry is buzzing. In his short time in Wales, he has won several awards for his student films, and has produced a feature film ("Anhedonia", 2019, Quandary Productions). He's eager to offer his cooking services to fellow crew members and hone his filmmaking skills, pursuing his passion in writing and directing.


  • Directed by:Alexandros Mattei
  • Written by:Alexandros Mattei
  • Produced by:James Holbrook
  • Runtime:15 mins
  • Completion Date:March 25, 2019
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:United Kingdom
  • Category:Student Short Film
  • Selection:TBD
  • Screening Time / Venue:TBD
  • Links: Facebook

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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

Online Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 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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