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Short Film – Where the Heart Remains


TITLE: Where the Heart Remains

Funded by: Filmbase/RTÉ Short Film Award scheme

Director: Alison Toomey
Writer: Alison Toomey
Producer: Garry Keane

Running Time: 14 Mins
Year: 1994
Language: English
Format: (B/W)

Key Cast: Jenifer Courtney
DOP: Conor O’Mahony


A child stores her secrets in a box hidden in the chimney of a disused country house. Living in a dream world, the child spends time around an old railway station, but on her way home she finds herself in a tunnel as a train is approaching. In her bedroom, the child dances across a train-set.

More Information

-2nd Best Production, 23rd Festival de Cine de Huesca, Spain

-Cork Film Festival
-CineMagic FEstival, Belfast
-Limerick Film Festival
-Toronto Film Festival
-Galway Film Fleadh
-The Irish Hungarian Arts Exchange
-Chicago International Children’s Film Festival
-Junior Dublin Film Festival
-The Festival of New Irish Cinema, London

-RTE television