A MASSIVE congratulations to our very own Zoë Brennan Whitmore, Fiona Dwyer and Mary Rose Kirwan who have won this year’s Virgin Media Discovers short film competition! We are incredibly proud of these gals, who made it through 500+ entries and a pitch in front of a stellar judging panel to make it to the final three!
As winners, they have been awarded €30,000 to bring their short film UNHINGED to life on screen with the production of a 10-minute short film. They will also receive mentorship from the incredible producer Liz Gill, along with PR, advertising, and marketing support. The final product will be broadcast on Virgin Media Television, Virgin Media on Demand, and as part of the Dublin International Film Festival! Unhinged follows a self-deprecating millennial who discovers the love of her life and colleague on Tinder and must find the confidence to swipe right before his leaving party, all while navigating a fatphobic workplace. Thank you to the incredible team at Virgin Media and Screen Ireland for this opportunity: Dan Lloyd, Sinead Stimpfig. To our script editor Aileen Docherty and to the amazing judging panel for selecting us: Lenny Abrahamson, Clare Dunne, Ursula Rani Sarma, Grainne Humphreys, Andrew Byrne and Bill Malone.