The Tattoo

The Tattoo - Directed by Ian Power


New York, 1980. Anna Meyer can't remember her past. A survivor of the Holocaust, she is haunted daily by the survivor’s mark on her arm - a concentration camp tattoo.  What begins as a crisis for Anna will take her on a journey of self discovery, acceptance, and redemption.

Runtime: 15 minutes

Cast: Natalie Radmall-Quirke as Anna Meyer | Grainne Keenan as The Daughter | Andy Kellegher as The Commandant | Jer O'Leary as The Nazi | Natalia Kostrzewa as Mother



Written & Directed by Ian Power

Produced by Eoghan Ryan

Script Consultant - Paul Fitzgerald

Cinematographer - Miguel Angel Viñas

Music by Stefan French

VFX by Andy Clarke / Outer Limits

Edited by Ian Power & Joe Mc Elwaine

About the filmmaker

Ian Power is an Irish Film Director and Screenwriter. His early short films resulted in festival recognition and an assortment of international awards. He is best known for 'The Runway', a comedy drama starring Demián Bichir and Kerry Condon, which premiered at The Galway Film Fleadh and won Best Irish Feature. From there it won multiple awards including Best European Film for Children at the ECFA Awards and Best of Fest at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Recently, he wrote and directed 'The Tattoo', which collected numerous awards including Best Irish Short at the Fastnet Film Festival and the Light in Motion Award at the Foyle Film Festival. He is also an award winning Commercials Director. His debut commercial was featured in the newcomers section of Shots and won him an ICAD for Best Direction. Since then his commercial work has won Bells, Sharks and gongs with iconic campaigns for clients like ESB, FBD, and The National Lottery.

Screenings / Awards:

Lost World Film Festival, Greece - Winner, Best International Short Film
Seattle Jewish Film Festival - Winner, Best Short Narrative
Chicago Irish Film Festival - Winner, Festival Prize
Foyle Film Festival - Winner, Best Irish Short
Fastnet Film Festival - Winner, Best Irish Short
Best Short Film - IFTA Nominee

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