• Director:Sharon Whooley
  • Country:Ireland
  • CategoryIrish Live-Action
  • Runtime:13 mins 30 secs
  • Date:January 2, 2018
  • Selection:Programme 8
  • Screening Times:

    • Aug 17 Bog Lane Theatre - 12:30-1:30pm

    • Aug 18 Cooney's Hotel - 11am-12pm
  • Links: Website


Distance is a story about time in a specific place, Glenbride in Co. Wicklow in Ireland told from three temporal perspecitves: that of a woman, a house and a mountain. Inspired in part by the ideas of Scottish writer and poet Nan Sheperd “Thirty years in the life of a mountain is nothing, the flicker of an eyelid” we also echo James Joyce’s words ‘Places Remember Events’ (written in the margins of ‘Ulysses’) and unearth the faint but perceptible traces left in the landscape.

Director Bio

Sharon Whooley is a Film Artist based in Baltimore in West Cork in Ireland. She has worked in film for over 20 years, as co-director of Harvest Films (www.harvestfilms.ie) She was co-writer with Pat Collins and Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde on the feature films 'Silence' (2012) and 'Song of Granite' (2017) (Dir: Pat Collins). They are currently writing a new film 'The Aran Islands' based on John Millington Synge's book of the same name. Since 2013 she has started to direct her own films: Fathom (2013) a meditation on thinking and isolation based on the Fastnet Lighthouse, 'Nettle Coat' (2014) on Visual Artist Alice Maher's work of the same name. In 2016 she directed a short film on the Irish/German sculptor Imogen Stuart. 'Distance' (2018) is her fourth film as director.


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