Susan is trying to enjoy a spot of gardening when her neighbour’s maddening dog destroys the peace.

Director Bio

John is an Irish writer/director/editor based in London. His most recent short film, YOUNG MOTHER, premiered at the 64th Cork Film Festival as well as playing at Dublin Film Festival and at Palm Springs Shortfest. Before that John made, MY FATHER, MY BLOOD, which stars Barry Ward (JIMMY’S HALL) This had a very successful festival run in Ireland, including The Belfast Film Festival, Cork Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh as well as playing in the East End Film Festival amongst others. John has a background in professional photography and has been making short films since 2011 and these earlier films have screened at festivals worldwide and most notably his short PROMISE was shortlisted for the 2014 Venice Film Festival. John also works extensively for charities producing and directing documentaries and commercials and travelling the world to do so. In particular he works often in India and Africa. His most recent work has included filming in Uganda, Gambia, Sierra Leone, India, Kashmir and Nepal. He is also a photographer BA(hons) and specialises in travel portraiture often shooting campaigns for charities.


  • Directed by:John Robert Brown
  • Written by:Miriam Devitt
  • Produced by:Miriam Devitt
  • Runtime:4 mins
  • Completion Date:August 31, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Ireland
  • Country of Filming:Ireland
  • Language:English
  • Category:Irish Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 1
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 5th Ballymahon Library 11am-12pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 6th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Twitter

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  • December 1st, 2021

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Still Voices 2021 Award Winners

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  • November 5th, 2021

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