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Short Film – Olive



TITLE: Olive

Funded by: Filmbase/TG4 Lasair Scheme

Director: Neasa Hardiman
Writer: Neasa Hardiman, Edel Kavanagh
Producer: Neasa Hardiman
Production Company: Language Communications Ltd

Running Time: 10 Mins
Year: 2003
Language: Irish (English Subs)

Key Cast: Lisa Lambe, Isabel Claffey
DOP: Breffni Byrne


A girls’ school romance. Deirdre attends an Irish-language school. She is fifteen, lonely and has an unfashionable interest in 70s punk bands. Then her classmate Olive takes her in hand, teaching her how to smoke, taking her shoplifting and drinking vodka in the park. But Olive and Deirdre want different things …

More Information:

Olive was the only Irish film (and that includes features) selected for the prestigious Berlinale and for the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It’s over ten years since an Irish short was selected for both festivals. It’s most recent screening was in Los Angeles it has also been shown in the prestigious Sydney and Toronto film festivals.