Eilís is addicted to mustard. When she falls madly in love, she's sure her demons are finally banished, but when the relationship breaks down her shameful addiction to the yellow stuff returns with a vengeance.

  • Hildegard Ryan
    Casualty (S.36, Ep.33&34, BBC, 2021), Still So Awkward (BBC, 2020-21), Afloat (Sept 2019), The Dumping Ground (BBC, 2019), Mating (Pilot, Bandit TV, 2018), Overshadowed (BBC, 2017)
  • Brian McDonnell
    Blooms: Text Me When You Get Home (2021), Kestine: Unity (2021), Please LIKE Me (2019), The Tale of Rhys & Abigail (2016), Don't Listen (2016), Would You Die For Me (2013), Dead Tiger (2012)
  • Noirin Drumm
    See No Evil (2019), The Veil (2018), Mr Jones (2019), In A Sentimental Mood (2018)
  • Eva O'Connor
    Dixi (CBBC, Series, 2017), Bliss of the Abyss (Podcast, 2020), Overshadowed (BBC, 2017)
  • Jason Forde
    Now That I've Seen You (Postproduction), Bagatelle - Ómós Do Liam Reilly (TG4, 2022), Life in Death (Podcast, 2022), Robin (2020), Parting Gift (2019)
  • Eva O'Connor
    Key Cast
    Overshadowed (BBC, 2017), Maz and Bricks (Play, 2017), My Name Is Saoirse (Play, 2014), Clinical Lies (Play, 2010), My Best Friend Drowned In A Swimming Pool (2011), The Midnight Sandwich (Short Story, 2017)
  • Daniel Monaghan
    Key Cast
    Trouble (Post Production), Kin 2, My Place, Taken Down, On the Rocks
  • Pauline O'Driscoll
    Key Cast
    The Irish Mob (2023), Dublin Crust (2022), Busman's Holiday (2020), Pat (2019), The Young Offenders (1 ep., 2018), Blackout (2017), Smalltown (2016), Slices (2016), Staccato (2016), The One up There (2014), The Consultant (2013), There's Something About Patrick (2013)
  • Kate Gilmore
    Key Cast
    Magpie Murders (1 Ep., 2022), Someday Sadie (2021), Algorithm (2020), Striking Out (10 ep., 2017-2018), Fair City (12 Ep., 2016-17), The Nation Holds Its Breath (2016), Memoirs of a Lost Mind (2015), The Legend of Longwood (2014)
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    25 minutes
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    September 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200,000 EUR
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  • RTÉ Screen Ireland (Storyland) Programme 2022 - Funding

    October 20, 2023
    Irish Premier
    Official Selection for funding and screening
Distribution Information
  • RTÉ Screen Ireland (Storyland) 2022
    Country: Ireland
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand, Free TV
Director Biography - Hildegard Ryan, Brian McDonnell, Noirin Drumm

Hildegard graduated from the Central Film School with a distinction in Practical Filmmaking. Her graduation film “The 25th Annual, St Wallace on Sea, Morris Dancing Festival” was selected for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival short film corner.

Hildegard has collaborated with Eva O’Connor and Sunday’s Child since 2013. She directed My Name is Saoirse, which won the First Fortnight Award at the Dublin Fringe 2014, the Argus Angel at the Brighton Fringe 2015, and the Best Theatre Award at the Adelaide Fringe 2017.

Hildegard developed and directed O’Connor’s Overshadowed for the stage, which premiered at the The Tiger Dublin Fringe in September 2015. Hildegard and Eva took the play to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, and co-wrote, and Hildegard directed, an 8 x 10’ television adaptation for Rollem Productions/BBC which was nominated for a Rose d’Or Award.

With O’Connor, Hildegard co-wrote interactive play The Friday Night Effect which debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017. They developed a short form tv version with Mam Tor Productions.

Hildegard directed Mustard (Play) by Eva, which won a Fringe First and a Lustrum Award at Edinburgh in 2019. They adapted Mustard for television for Storyland, which broadcast on RTE in October 2022. Their pilot script for Ghosted, was commissioned by Kudos/BBC, and Eva and Hildegard have a number of original developments at treatment stage with Indies.

Having directed a standalone episode for series 7, Hildegard directed four episodes of The Dumping Ground for CBBC and four episodes of Still So Awkward for Channel X/CBBC, TX July 2021. She co-directed two episodes of Dodger for CBBC/NBC, tx 6th February 2022. Hildegard recently directed two episodes for the 36th series of Casualty for BBC1.

In 2018 Hildegard was named as one of Broadcast’s Hot Shots, which celebrated the outstanding work of women under 30 making waves in the TV industry.

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