My Mother is my Priest

An ode to mothers through film and poetry, this visual and powerful spoken word celebration of women and mothers is a statement against the patriarchal structure of many religious organizations. It supports the current global feminist movement and highlights the powerful and important role that women and mothers have in society.

  • Linda Bhreathnach
    Director
    Native, Adulting
  • Linda Bhreathnach
    Writer
    Adulting, Native
  • Linda Bhreathnach
    Key Cast
    Adulting, Native
  • Marina Donahue
    Co-Producer
    All in Time, Native
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Galway Film Fleadh
    Galway
    Ireland
    July 11, 2018
    World Premiere
Distributor Information
  • Corner Bar Pictures
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Linda Bhreathnach

An award- winning Writer, Director, and Actress from the West of Ireland, Linda won a ‘Rising Star’ Award with Irish Screen America in 2017 for her work on the film ‘Adulting’, which she wrote, Co-Directed, Produced and starred in. 'Adulting' also won Best Short film at the London Irish film Festival. The Irish Times review called it a ‘Poem of a Film.' Ferdia Mac Anna of ‘The Last of the High Kings’ called it a ‘beautiful film.’ Her second film, 'Native,' stars Patrick Bergin and premiered at the 2017 Oscar-qualifying Galway Film Fleadh. Her newest film is 'My Mother is my Priest' - a beautifully poetic film about women and strength.
Linda is also an actress, voice-over artist, and puppeteer. As an actress, she has had leading roles in the acclaimed IFTA winning television series ‘Corp agus Anam’ and in 'The Running Mate,' 'Ros Na Run,' 'Seacht,' 'Aifric' and in many other television, film, and theatre productions. Her voice work includes the roles of ‘Boots’ in Emmy-Winning Telegael’s ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘Lola’ in ‘Lola and Virginia.’ As a Puppeteer, she works with the renowned theatre company Fibin, where she also helps devise shows.
Linda has been nominated for several TVNOW Awards as well as an Oireachtas Award. She entered the world of Acting through theatre and played the role of Girleen in Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Lonesome West’ in the Town Hall Theatre Galway. She's won two scholarships to train as an Actor in NUIG and also in Inverness, Scotland. Linda is a former Miss Galway and model, and is represented by Progressive Artists L.A. in California and Nolan and Muldoon in Dublin Ireland.

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Director Statement

I consider this film to be an act of Art Activism and a statement in support of mothers and women in general. It was inspired by my own amazing mother, a mother of four daughters, who fulfilled the priestly duties promised to me by my Church. She succeeded where my Priest had failed me -- teaching me compassion, guiding me, hearing my confession, forgiving my sins, offering unconditional love, and enlightening my existence.