2009 | Live action drama | 17 mins
Written and directed by Juanita Wilson
Produced by Louise Curran and James Flynn
Writer/director Juanita Wilson filmed with a small team in Pripyat, a deserted city in Ukraine next to Chernobyl, to make the story of one family’s experience of the 1986 nuclear disaster. As well as receiving a nomination for Best Live Action Short Film at this year’s Academy Awards®, The Door has also picked up awards at Bilbao International Film Festival, the World OFF Film Awards, Poland and the Sarajevo Film Festival. It has also screened at countless others including Munich, Edinburgh, Telluride, Cork and Foyle. The Door was funded through the Irish Film Board/RTÉ Short Cuts scheme.