Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Haven

Others Ireland 2022
By Maureen O'Connell
A lonely sheep farmer in her 60's, Carmel, and a Mothers and Baby's Home Survivor, forms an unlikely friendship with a young teenage Somalian girl, Tanaka, living in the local refugee centre in the village.

This film will be screened as part of our short film competition on Saturday 14 October at 7.30pm and Wednesday 18 October at 2pm.

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Film Info

Info

Title
Haven
Original title
Haven
Category
Others
Release Date
21.10.2022
Country
  • Ireland
Spoken language
  • English
Subtitles
  • English
Length
15 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Dolby SRD

Crew

Director
  • Maureen O'Connell
  • Writer
  • Ivan Cush
  • Rehan Ali
  • Producers
  • Maureen OConnell
  • Social

    Director

    • Maureen O'Connell

      Mo O'Connell is an award-winning actor, writer and director. She is the founder & head of 3 Hot Whiskeys Productions. With a BA in Acting from RADA and a Higher National Diploma in Film Production from Ballyfermot, Mo has made over 12 short films and produced and directed her own feature length film. Mo has written a full length play called, “Good Girl” and it was performed at the RADA Festival where it received great feedback from the audiences & it is currently being developed. Mo's films “Haven” and “Bruise” are winning numerous awards on the festival circuit. "Haven" recently won Best Immigrant Story at the Humboldt International Film Festival in California April 2023, the Consulate of Ireland Award at its USA Premiere at the Chicago Irish Film Festival March 2023 & it won Best Actress for it's lead, Maria McDermottroe, from the Toronto Women's International Film Festival also in March 2023.

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