Unhinged

Director

Zoë Brennan-Whitmore

Writer

Mary Kirwan

DOP

Evan Barry

Producers

Fiona Dwyer, Natalie Britton

Funding by

Virgin Media Ireland and Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland

Following a recent sighting of her crush on a dating app, an overthinking millennial searches for reassurance that her feelings are reciprocated.

After a successful world premiere to a sold-out audience at Dublin International Film Festival in February as part of Virgin Media Discover’s Award with Fís Eireann/Screen Ireland, Unhinged has its sights set on Hollywood and will be heading over to Newport Beach to screen on the 14th of October.
Unhinged was the winner of the Virgin Media Discovers Award in 2022. The award was launched in 2020 and now in its third year has helped showcase new and established filmmakers in Ireland. The comedy short went through a lengthy pitching process in front of industry stallworths including Lenny Abrahamson and Clare Dunne and was awarded the top prize for bringing the script to life on screen.
Written by Mary Kirwan and directed by Zoë Brennan-Whitmore, Unhinged follows the story of Sadhbh, a 20-something-year-old plus-size woman who has just seen the love of her life and long-time office crush Darragh, on a dating app on the eve of his leaving party. Sadhbh must now battle her own insecurities in order to finally tell Darragh her feelings before it’s too late but in a society awash with fatphobia, this quest is a bit harder than you might think.

 

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