Chris is a young single mother struggling to make ends meet. She’s living in emergency housing in a hotel with her energetic daughter, Jodie. It was only supposed to be a for a day or two but they’ve been here a month. Then Chris lands an interview for a job, that could improve their lot in life. Excited, she prepares and is distracted away from Jodie. Jodie has an assignment from school to fill a shoe box gift for a homeless girl. She tries to enlist Chris’s help but Chris is too busy to properly engage.

Director Bio

Gary Duggan is an award-winning writer and director. He recently directed the short films SHOEBOX and INNER CHILD, and created and directed COSTIGAN, a crime drama pilot for RTE’s Storyland, which is currently being developed into a full series. Gary co-wrote the much talked about primetime drama, AMBER, which premiered on RTE and BBC4 in 2014. The mini-series sold to multiple territories throughout the world. He has also written dozens of episodes across multiple seasons of RTE's flagship soap FAIR CITY.


  • Directed by:Gary Duggan
  • Written by:Carmel Callan
  • Produced by:Larry Cowan
  • Runtime:13 mins
  • Completion Date:September 30, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Language:English
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 14
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 3 - 4pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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Still Voices 2021 Programme Announced

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  • 15 September, 2021

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Terence Davies & Pat Collins Directing Masterclass at Still Voices 21

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Terence Davies to Attend Still Voices 21

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  • 22 September, 2021

Acclaimed Director Terence Davies to attend Still Voices Film Festival 2021.


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