Private Project

First Date

Tina, a recently widowed farmer, doesn't want her daughter to move back to the city and leave her alone. When Seamus arrives on the farm talking about a date, she decides to intervene.

  • Clara Planelles
  • Áine Ryan
  • Pete Moles
  • Aisling O'Sullivan
    Key Cast
    Snap, Six Shooter, Raw
  • Carrie Crowley
    Key Cast
    Smother, Stay, Earthbound
  • Johanna O'Brien
    Key Cast
    Foundation, Rosie
  • Daithí O'Donnell
    Key Cast
    Ros na Rún
  • Alfie Hollingsworth
    Director of Photography
    Tyre Kickers
  • Caimin Agnew
    Sound Recordist
    On theIron Shelf
  • Darragh Dukes
    Music Composer
    Photo City
  • Ronan Mitchell
    Sound Mix
    Killer Night Shift
  • Ben Spillane
    1st AD
  • Adam O'Dwyer
    To All My Darlings
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    12 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Clara Planelles

Clara is from Uruguay, She is a filmmaker and a photographer. Clara has participated as a jury member in several Films Festival including: BAFICI, Buenos Aires -Argentina. Cine Latino, Toulouse- France. Rai Festival-Prix Italia. She also has been involved in 4 short films with several awards like Best Short Film in the 48 hours film Project and Best Short Film for the Uruguayan National Institute of Cinema in the Film School Festival in Montevideo.
She is living in Limerick since 2020, she is developing a photography project called “Women from the inside.”

First Date is her first film production since moving to Ireland.

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Director Statement

I am from Uruguay where I started to work as a photographer for the local
newspaper in 2014. This awakened my passion for portraying the humanity of
people in my photographs and films. I have directed three short films while living in Uruguay
and directing First Date was an exciting new challenge in my career as a
I feel strongly connected with the story Áine Ryan has written because I lost
my mother when I was a child. I’m always in contact with loneliness. Although
this was a difficult event in my life, the key was to be able to re-signify the
event and emotion that came with it, and give it a new meaning. That's why
telling this story for me is an opportunity to show how I relate to life in the
sense that it's not what happens to us that frames our outlook but how we
relate to it. The humour for me is that how.