In Development: Terminal, a new short drama focusing on women’s reproductive rights

Currently in production Terminal, a short film from Dublin based independent film companies Fight Back Films, and Hopehapp Productions, in association with Driftwood Doll Films. The film aims to humanise women who face criminal charges for seeking abortions in Ireland, and who therefore travel abroad to have the procedure.

The film is written and directed by up and coming filmmaker Natasha Waugh (Fight Back Films), and Produced by David C. Lynch of Hopehapp Productions.

Terminal centres on a girl and a woman who meet at an airport departure gate. Just before they each board a plane to Manchester to get abortions, we witness a private exchange as they share the different reasons that brought them to this moment, and the traumatic journey that awaits them.


The film stars Andrea Kelly, (Lenny Abrahamson’s Prosperity, Rebecca Daly’s Joyriders), and Aoife Doyle, a newcomer who has done extensive extra in various productions including the RTE production Whistleblower, as well as in Moone Boy, Cracks, and Vikings. She was also the back up body double for Saoirse Ronan in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium.

The film was shot over three days on March 4th, 5th and 6th, by a talented and passionate crew including Director of Photography Eimear Ennis-Graham (Shem The Penman Sings Again, Today), Producer David C. Lynch (After, Says, Stay) Writer/Director Natasha Waugh (Food Fight, Running Commentary), and Sound Recordist Dean Murray (Soulsmith, Late Arrivals).

Terminal has just started post-production and will begin the edit within the next few weeks, before entering the festival circuit later this year.

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