A Death in the Family

A Death in the Family - Directed by Kate Haley

Summary: A family sit down to dinner after the tragic death of someone they hold very close to their hearts. What starts off as a sweet act of remembrance soon reveals something much more sinister lying beneath the surface. This dinner is a chance for letting go, a chance to say goodbye and a chance to be forgiven. Although as they learn over the course of the meal some things are much harder to swallow.

Runtime: 11 minutes

Directed by: Kate Haley |  Follow on Facebook & Instagram

About the filmmaker:

Kate Haley is a writer/director based in Dublin, originally from Co. Donegal. Her film credits include, writing and directing the short films Risk (2017), A Park Bench (2017) and more recently A Death in the Family (2020) which was shortlisted for Screen Ireland’s Short Film Programme. In 2019 she directed David Donovan’s play Monastic which had a sold out run in the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival. Her shorts have screened in Donegal, Galway, Dublin, Kerry, London and Toronto film festivals. Kate is currently completing a M.Phil in Screenwriting at Trinity College Dublin.

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Andrew Bennett as Pete |  Clara Simpson as Carol |  Ella Maria Carmen as Sarah | Fionntán Larney as Darren


Written & Directed by Kate Haley

Produced by Robert O’Meara

Director of Photography: Eilís Doherty

Production Designer & Costume: Ellen Kirk

Composer & Sound Mix: Damien Walsh

Editor: Michael Mrotzek

1st AD: Joy McKeon

Design Assistant: Rachel Rogers

1st AC: Alba Fernandez

2nd AC: Aoife Flynn Fallon

Grip: Ronan Nissenbaum

Gaffer: Andrej Pacher

Sound: Kevin Moore

Hair/Makeup: Debbie McKibbin

Colour Grade: Design for Life



Screenings, Nominations & Awards:

Best Short Film (IRL) - Disappear Here Film Festival 2020.

Official Selection - Disappear Here Film Festival 2020

Official Selection - Kerry International Film Festival 2020

Official Selection - Phoenix Monthly Short Film Festival 2020

Official Selection - The Richard Harris International Film Festival 2020


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