Writer/Director Naomi Fagan has made her short film Jelly Baby available to watch online.
The film sees the hidden desperation of an outwardly tough single mother revealed when she’s forced to find the balance between her maternal duties and her own desires.
Charleigh Bailey (A Date for Mad Mary) plays the lead role, with support from Megan Bramble, Hilary Vesey, Ericka Roe, Tony Doyle, Lorna Costello, and Claire Fitzgerald .
In addition to writing and directing Fagan co-produced the short with producer Isabelle Blanche. Key crew included Director of Photography Laura Horgan, Editor Dara McKeagney, Sound Jannke Van Nijnanten, and Production Designer Sarah Murray.
The film has played at a number of international festivals including the Galway Film Fleadh, Kerry Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Silk Road Film Festival, Shebeen Flick, Craw Festival, Lange Nacht Der Filmfestivals, Ranelagh Arts Festival, and Galway Arts Centre Culture Night. In addition it was awarded Runner Up – Best Student Film at the ICAD Young Director’s Award last year.
Jelly Baby was produced in association with The National Film School, IADT, 2017.