Private Project

Where Will We Go?

Screams and uproar seem to be silenced far and wide in the North West of Ireland, as thousands of Mica & Pyrrhotite affected homes continue to split, crack, and crumble. Where Emma and her father call home, she is suddenly left to her own devices. Isolated amongst the daunting cracks, Emma must piece together all that remains.

  • Billy Buckley
    Producer
  • Rory Fitzpatrick
    Director
    My Father Taught Me To Swing an Axe (2019), Wanderings of Oisin (2017)
  • Rory Fitzpatrick
    Writer
    My Father Taught Me To Swing an Axe (2019), Wanderings of Oisin (2017)
  • Grainne Galvin
    Cinematographer
    Thicker Than Water (2022)
  • Niamh Bird
    Key Cast
    "Emma"
  • Aidan O'Sullivan
    Key Cast
    "Emma's Father"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital (Arri Alexa Classic)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Director Biography - Rory Fitzpatrick

I am a Queer Northern Irish writer/director that is passionate about telling relevant and provocative stories that ignite change. My interests lie in Irish culture and history, as well as underrepresented stories.

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Director Statement

This film originated as a reaction to the local outcry from MICA affected homeowners across the Inishowen community and Donegal county. I was inspired to write something creative to engage more young people in the alarming state of the crisis.
The film is intended to bring more awareness to other areas of Ireland, as cities like Dublin, Cork and Galway have very little engagement with the issue.