Experiencing Interruptions?


A man cruises around late at night looking for something. He pulls in to ask two young girls for directions - only to flash them to get a cheap thrill. Unfortunately, he has picked the wrong girls. They are also out hunting tonight and they will stop at nothing to get their kill. 
"Catcalls" explores the themes of street harassment and the idea of women being made victims in safe spaces like their own communities. In this fictional horror, the power is shifted and the predator becomes the prey. 

  • Kate Dolan
    Little Doll, Breathe In, Casual
  • Kate Dolan
    Little Doll, Breathe In
  • Aoife Kelly
    The Queen of Ireland, The Gravediggers Tour, Luna, Breathe In,
  • Martin O'Sullivan
    Key Cast
  • Edel Murphy
    Key Cast
  • Francesca Saunders
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Kinlen
    Key Cast
  • Piers McGrail
    Director of Photography
    Without Name, The Canal, Glassland, Let Us Prey
  • Steve Lynch
    Let Us Prey, Saving the Titanic, An Klondike
  • John Cutler
  • Audrey B. Corrigan
    Hair & Makeup
    Digs for Pennies, Hatch, A Dry Christmas
  • Jaime Nanci-Barron
  • David Jones
    Art Director
  • John Griffin
    Sound Mix & Effects
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 20, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Arri Alexa, 4K HD
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  • Cork Film Festival
    November 18, 2017
    Irish Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Young Directors Awards
    February 22, 2018
    Best Short Film
  • Indie Lisboa
    April 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Fastnet Film Festival
    May 23, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Fantasia Fest
    July 21, 2018
    North American Premiere
  • Gaze Film Festival
    August 5, 2018
Director Biography - Kate Dolan

Kate graduated with an Honours Degree in Film & Television Production from the National Film School, IADT in 2012. There, she majored in Directing and minored in Editing. Her graduate short Breathe In (2012) was selected for a number of Irish and international film festivals.

She has worked in many facets of filmmaking including Art Dept, Production and also worked as a Broadcast Producer in TBWA Dublin for almost 2 years after graduating. Kate will often edit and colour grade her own work due to her background in editing at college.

In 2014, she attended Berlinale Talents to develop her short Little Doll at the Short Film Script Station. The film depicts the first same-sex crush of a young girl. The short premiered as part of Generation Kplus at Berlinale 2016. Keep up to date with the film's festival run on our Twitter and Facebook.
@LittleDollMovie // https://www.facebook.com/LittleDollMovie

For her work with Little Doll, Kate was included in the British Council's fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

Recently Kate was chosen to take part in the Guiding Lights, the UK's leading mentoring scheme for filmmakers.

Kate is currently repped by Jumper Productions for Commercials (TV & online) in Ireland.

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Director Statement

A few months ago, my friend and I were walking home at around 11:30pm. We both lived near where we were at the time so we thought walking home at that time of night should be safe enough. When we were about 5 minutes from our homes a car pulled up to ask us directions. My friend, being a very trusting and innocent soul, obliged. The driver of the car, a 35-year-old man I’d say, started masturbating at us.

He then drove off as quickly as he’d pulled in. I remember feeling enraged that I could not walk home at that time of night without feeling in some way unsafe. I was livid that a creep like that guy could take away my safety and make me feel like a victim in my own neighbourhood.

What I found most interesting is when speaking to the Gardai about the incident they said when they went to his house to arrest him the man had started to cry. I found the complexity of what had happened really interesting and how the status of the different individuals could change so quickly.

I wanted to write something that subverted this idea of males preying on female. I wanted to make something in which the woman was not the victim, but the predator, and also where the male predator became vulnerable.