Experiencing Interruptions?

A Good Deed

A boy's moral compass is shaken after a decision to help a stranger in need.

  • Kevin Scott
    Please Be Seated
  • Kevin Scott
  • Jo Heffernan
  • Kevin Scott
    Please Be Seated
  • Tara O'Farrell
    Assistant Producer
  • Jenny Fleming
    Associate Producer
  • Steve O'Reilly
    Executive Producer
  • Jack Galvin
    Key Cast
  • Jo White
    Key Cast
    Sisters, The Last Duel, Let The Wrong One In
  • Andy Yule
    Key Cast
    Don't Sell Me A Dog, Post Love, I Bet, Starry Night
  • Rafael de Almeida
  • Zoë Boss
  • Stephen Sorensen
    Sound Designer
  • David Mullen
    1st Assistant Director
  • Liv O'Malley
    Script Supervisor
  • Aoife Kelly
    Production Designer
  • Pheonuh Callan-Layzell
    Wardrobe Consultant
  • Niall O'Sullivan
    Sound Recordist
  • Antonio Pozojevic
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Daniel Bolaños Meade
  • Rafael de Almeida
  • Zoë Boss
    Visual Effects Artist
  • Tara Farrell
    2nd Assistant Director
  • Gearóid Conlon
    3rd Assistant Director
  • Freddie Greenall
    COVID Compliance Officer
  • Daniel Bolaños Meade
    Digital Imaging Technician
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire
  • Foyle Film Festival
    Foyle, Derry
    United Kingdom
    November 28, 2021
    First Runner-Up - Light in Motion Competition - Irish Shorts
  • Belfast Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    November 6, 2021
    Official Selection
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 5, 2021
    Official Selection - Digital Festival
  • Richard Harris International Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Waterford Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • Louth International Film Festival
    Dundalk, Co. Louth
    October 2, 2021
    Honourable Mention
  • Achill Island Film Festival
    Achill Island
    May 22, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Irish Film From Home
    United Kingdom
    August 26, 2022
    Official Selection - Digital Festival
Director Biography - Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1988. He graduated with a first-class honours degree in Film & Television Production from the National Film School at IADT, Dún Laoghaire in 2021.

His first fiction short, 'A Good Deed', was developed in conjunction with VIEWFINDER, the Erasmus Mundus Joint MA in Cinematography. It was awarded 'First Runner-Up' in the Irish Shorts category of the 2021 Light in Motion competition at the Oscar- and BAFTA-affiliated Foyle Film Festival, and has been officially selected by several major national festivals.

His 2019 short documentary 'Please Be Seated' won Best Documentary Short at the 2020 Clones Film Festival and competed for the Grand Prix Documentary Short at the 65th Cork International Film Festival, and was selected by several major film festivals including Entr’2 Marches Film Festival, Cannes.

Kevin was Director of Photography on 'I Appear Missing', a 2020 student short selected for the First Frames Competition at the 2020 Dublin International Film Festival.

He is currently developing a short film project based on Aristophanes’ 'The Birds'.

He lives in Co. Kildare with his partner Jenny and daughter Alex.

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Director Statement

Based on a personal experience of writer/director Kevin Scott, A Good Deed presents a moment of moral turmoil in the impressionable mind of a young teenager. Using an unconventional narrative style, the film explores the effects of this experience on Sam and those around him. By creating an objective viewpoint, the audience is encouraged to respond with their own feelings and convictions towards the characters’ actions and their consequences.

To achieve this effect, our visual style employs fixed, static angles and long takes to create a sort of ‘bystander effect’. This distinctive style helps our story stand out, especially amongst films emerging from the Irish market.