Experiencing Interruptions?

Nocturne Passage

Do the Dead Dream?
A young artist fights to hold on to her sanity in the wake of devastating events.

  • Amy-Joyce Hastings
  • Amy-Joyce Hastings
  • Amy-Joyce Hastings
    The Callback Queen
  • Susan Loughnane
    Key Cast
    Love/Hate, Hollyoaks
  • Ciara Bailey
    Key Cast
    Food Guide to Love
  • Stefan French
    The Guarantee, I Live for You
  • Graham Cantwell
    Anton, The Callback Queen, Lily
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  • Genres:
    Pyschological Horror, Dark Drama, Horror, Drama, Irish film, Independent film, women in film, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 41 seconds
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Galway Film Fleadh
    Galway, Ireland
    World Premiere
    In Competition
  • Irish Film Festa, Rome
    Rome, Italy
    March 28, 2014
    Italian Premiere
    In Competition - Top 10
  • Underground Cinema
    Dublin, Ireland
    May 28, 2015
  • Underground Cinema Awards 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    November 7, 2015
    Nominated Best Actress: Susan Loughnane
  • Underground Cinema Awards 2015
    Dublin, Ireland
    November 7, 2015
    Nominated Best Editing: Graham Cantwell
  • Filmbase 'Movies with the Masters'
    March 15, 2016
    Jury Prize for Best Actress
Director Biography - Amy-Joyce Hastings

Amy­Joyce Hastings is an award winning short film writer/director who grew up on film sets as a professional actress from a young age. Having worked with such esteemed directors during her career as Pat O'Connor, Agnieszka Holland and Alison Macleane, she learned through osmosis how a film set operates. To augment this learning she shadowed award winning Irish film & television director Graham Cantwell on a number of productions in recent years. She earned a Bachelor in Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and got her first taste for directing in theatre productions.
Since then she has founded her own short film production company called 22:22 Productions, as well as being co­founder and producer for Film Venture. Film Venture's productions The Callback Queen (feature) and Lily (short film) have a combined three IFTA nominations since 2016.
Her most recent film QED, a 17 minute human rights drama produced by Filmbase, premiered at the 29th Galway Film Fleadh before going on to win ‘Best Overall Short Film’ at the Santa Fe Film Festival in February, and a ‘Golden Palm Jury Award’ for Narrative Short at the Mexico International Film Festival in May 2018. QED was selected for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival Courts Métrages (Short Film Corner) and has been nominated and screened at numerous festivals in Europe, America and in Ireland. QED is currently still going strong in its festival journey.
Her 3rd short film Body of Christ was a micro short commissioned by the Galway Film Centre (UNESCO City of Film). The film took home the Award for ‘Best One Minute Film’ at the 7th Underground Cinema Film Festival, won joint 2nd place at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh's ‘One Minute Film Festival’, and was nominated for the ‘Micro Cinema Award’ at the Blackbird Film Festival in New York. It recently broadcast on Sky Television’s new series The Short Film Show and won the inaugural Award for ‘Best Original Content’ on Sky TV’s International Short Film Awards in March 2018. It has screened all over the world, including television broadcast in China, and is available as part of The Short Film Show series on Amazon Prime.
Previous shorts include Hear Me Now and Nocturne Passage, which played extensively on the festival circuit. Nocturne Passage premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, won the Jury Prize at the Filmbase 'Movies with the Masters' Awards and received 2 nominations at the 6th Underground Cinema Awards in 2015.
Her combination of skills and experience from acting to writing, directing and producing is an asset when liaising with various departments on a shoot, as she understands the language to best communicate with both cast and crew. Her strengths as a writer and director lie in her ability to blend psychological drama with black comedy and bold visuals.

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