Maggie Poster-web

In June 2021 CIACLA proudly presented “Maggie”, a short film offering a glimpse into the lives of a recently separated couple. What happens to their fractured relationship when their mutual friend drops a bomb into the works?

The film stars Alan Smyth, Catherine Siggins and Caroline Morahan and was produced in response to restrictions on live theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Directors of CIACLA, Jenny Minniti Shippey, Ciara Scanlan and Matthew Nevin, worked together with the three actors to develop and direct this short film remotely. 

The film has recently selected to screen at Malibu International Film Festival and Dublin Smartphone Film Festival 2022.

To view the film please email [email protected] for a screener link.

Featuring in order of appearance: 

Alan Smyth {The Outfield, Poor Behavior,Castle}  

Alan has appeared in every major theatre in Ireland, and has played in Cairo, New York, South Carolina and Los Angeles. He has lived in LA for 15 years where the majority of his work has been in television and film.

Catherine Siggins {The Samuel Project, The Suicide Club, Six Wives OF Henry VIII}  

A native of Dublin, Catherine has worked in feature length films, theatre, and appeared in Lead and Guest star roles in national television series in Ireland, the UK, and internationally. She splits her time between Los Angeles & Dublin, Ireland.

Caroline Morahan {Once Upon a Time, The Real O’Neals, Disjointed}

Caroline is an actress and TV host.  Acting highlights include Queen Elinor on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, theatre work at The Abbey, Dublin and film roles opposite Sharon Stone and Andy Garcia. She has hosted numerous Irish primetime TV shows including The IFTAS - Ireland’s equivalent of the Oscars. She was a judge on CBS talent show The World’s Best with James Cordon.

Hannah Crowley - Featured Music

The film includes original music by Hannah Crowley, a singer/songwriter and actor from Dublin who currently resides in Los Angeles.


CIACLA is a non profit 501(c)(3) arts organisation that promotes Contemporary Irish Culture and supports local diverse communities in Los Angeles through a multidisciplinary programme in collaboration with local and international cultural partnerships. CIACLA is focused on developing a creative platform to support and challenge artists as a means of promoting creative innovation and collaborative initiatives in Los Angeles and across the USA. 

This film is running as part of CIACLA's 'Between You and Me' 2020/2021 Program, which has been kindly supported by Culture Ireland, Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme and MART Gallery & Studios.