Done For

Shortly after returning to her home town, Georgia is faced with a catastrophic disaster that forces her and her friends to leave. As they attempt to flee the area, they must overcome dangerous obstacles, as well as mend cracks from their past friendships to have a chance of escape - or else they are truly done for.

Filmed in the small town of Blairgowrie, Scotland, over the course of 5 days under covid-restrictions and with a micro-budget, 'Done For' was made with a diverse cast of local actors with a crew of two people (one sound recordist and one filmmaker). The result is a short film that aims to thrill the audience with unexpected scares, emotional performances from brand-new talent, as well as an intimate portrayal of friendship that many people can relate to.

Although the story of 'Done For' was written by Patrick Rooney, the majority of dialogue was almost entirely improvised by the talented cast and crew on set. As well as writing the story, Patrick Rooney also shot, edited and musically scored the entire film, crafting a complete vision from start to finish.

  • Patrick Rooney
    In The Red, A Grand Artist
  • Patrick Rooney
  • Christina Craven
    Key Cast
  • Robert Oakes
    Key Cast
  • Ashlyn Bourelle
    Key Cast
  • Jordan Monks
    Key Cast
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    Thriller, Horror, Drama, Indie
  • Runtime:
    39 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Patrick Rooney

Patrick Rooney is an award-winning freelance director and filmmaker, working under the title of DEAR FRIEND Films. He produces a variety of high quality, professional video and film content: from feature films, short films and documentaries, to promotional videos, showreels and other online content.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Patrick is experienced in working with various communities and organisations across the U.K., as well as with a number of international clients. He also continues to collaborate with other production companies across the U.K.

Patrick studied Digital Filmmaking at the SAE Institute, Glasgow, gaining a First-Class BA Hons degree. Since graduating, his work has been selected for numerous international film festivals, as well as having been featured on national TV.

Patrick's debut feature-length documentary film, 'In The Red', premiered on YouTube in April 2020. The film won multiple awards across numerous international film festivals and received great praise, it is available to watch on YouTube, Apple TV, Amazon and other streaming platforms globally.

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Director Statement

'Done For' was made at a time where the world was still going through a pandemic and the creative industries had been hit very hard. I wanted to make something that gave myself and others an opportunity to take the time to be creative with other people again, in a way that felt safe and supported with a very small budget. Making this film was an incredibly freeing and informative process for me, and I learned so much from doing it. I am very proud of what we achieved in those 5 days one summer, and I hope this film inspires others to know that even when the world puts so many restrictions on you, you can still make something special.