Sharp Shorts Year 3
Synopsis: When a suburban housewife’s world falls apart, she meticulously plans revenge against her husband.
Director: Oisín Kearney
Producer: Lewis Wardrop
Executive Producer: Tony Wood, Dougray Scott, Anna Burns Screenwriter: Ciara Elizabeth-Smyth
DOP: Steve Cardno
Editor: Florian Nonnenmacher Sound Design: Patrick Collins Composer: James Welland Production Design: Christine Ting-Huan Urquhart Costume Design: Liberty Bramall Hair & Makeup: Hazel Smith Casting: Anna Dawson & Amy
Photo credit: Stuart McClayCast: Michelle Duncan, Dougray Scott, Sophie Sloan, Robin Laing, Elizabeth Millbank-Turner, Sophie Amparo
Oisín Kearney is a director and writer represented by Curtis Brown. He has a background in theatre and documentary and loves to watch and to make comedy drama, thrillers and psychological horror. He co-wrote and directed the popular My Left Nut stage show and developed it into a multi-award winning BBC Three series. He is under commission with several television production companies and the Traverse Theatre. He has written several plays, including The Alternative, which won two Irish Times Theatre Awards and was nominated for Best New Play. He assistant produced feature documentaries 66 DAYS (BBC Storyville) and ELIÁN (CNN Films – Emmy-nominated, Oscar long-list) and directed films for BBC, De Correspondent/NPO2, and Aljazeera, including BOJAYÁ, which premiered at Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto in April 2019.
Ciara Elizabeth Smyth is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter from Ireland. Her plays have been presented by the Abbey Theatre, Fishamble, Dublin Fringe Festival, the MAC Theatre and the Project Arts Centre. She is under commission with several television production companies and theatre companies Prime Cut Productions and Gúna Nua. Ciara’s most recent play, Lie Low, was nominated for two Irish Times Theatre Awards (Best Actress and Best New Play) and is due to go on an international tour 2023/24. She is a recipient of the Next Generation Award 2020, the Abbey Theatre’s Commemoration Bursary 2021 and a Sharp Shorts 2022 awardee. She has also received funding from Short Circuit’s First Features to develop a debut feature film. Ciara is represented by Nick Marston and Katie Battcock in Curtis Brown.
White Stag Films is spearheaded by Dave Neilson and Lewis Wardrop. Between them they have a rich variety of industry experience across development, production and financing. Based in Edinburgh our vision is to bring all of our industry, business and creative experience together to make White Stag Films a leading company in the production of unique, memorable and original film and television content. Dave Neilson is a producer with over 20 years’ experience who set up Filming Scotland one of Scotland’s most successful commercial production companies that has produced award winning international commercials and content for global brands working with A-list talent from all over the world. Lewis Wardrop has been working in the industry for over 10 years, during which time he has worked across the locations and production departments on some of the biggest films and high-end TV projects to shoot in Scotland. He is now developing feature projects with funders including Screen Scotland and Film4. White Stag Films was founded in 2019 and since then the company has produced a number of award-winning short films which have played and won awards at key international film festivals. They have a diverse slate of feature and TV projects, working with some of the best writers and directors across a number of genres.