Northern Ireland | 13" | 16mm | 2023

An operation 10 years ago left Allister with damaged vocal cords and an obstacle to communication. His unusual solution reminds us that community thrives in surprising places.

Director & Producer Ross McClean
Cinematographer Ronnie McQuillan
Editors Michael Barwise & Ross McClean
Re-Recording Mix & Sound Design James Latimer 
Second Camera Allister Hadden
Story Editor Phil Harrison
Colourist Leandro Arouca
Editing Consultant Sabine Groenewegen
Production Company Nightstaff

Winner of The Listening Pitch with Audible & Aesthetica
Selected Film for AEMI Touring Programme 2024


True/False Film Fest - Official Selection (March 2023)
Sheffield DocFest - Official Selection (June 2023)
IDFA - Best of Fests (November 2023)
EnergaCamerimage - Short Doc Competition (November 2023)
Go Short - European Competition (April 2024)
Glasgow Short Film Festival - Festival Favourites (March 2024)
Cork Film Festival - AEMI Programme (November 2023)
London Short Film Festival - Short Documentary Competition (January 2024)
Stockholm Film Festival - Short Doc Competition (November 2023)
Leeds Film Festival - British Short Film Competition (November 2023)
Kerry Film Festival - Short Doc Competition (October 2023 - Winner)
Docs Ireland - Short Doc Competition (June 2023 - Special Mention)
Seeyousound - Short Doc Competition (March 2024 - Honourable Mention)
Galway Film Fleadh - Short Doc Competition (July 2023)
Norient Festival - Short Doc Programme (January 2024)

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