Needle Exchange tells the story of Spencer and Glenn, two best friends who helped each other swap their heroin habits with a passion for tattoos. Ink is their link, but their bond is tested when a new romantic relationship threatens the friendship.

Winner – Best Short Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2011

Official Selection:

Tampere International Short Film Festival 2011
Sheffield DocFest 2011
Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2011
Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011
International Competition, Cork Film Festival 2011
AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs, Washington DC 2012
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012

“The touching and brilliantly-named documentary, Needle Exchange, featured two recovering drug addicts and best friends who have taken up tattooing. Honest, heart-breaking and very, very funny; this wonderful Reality Bites piece was masterfully put together by director Colm Quinn.”

Film Ireland review from Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011

Director – Colm Quinn (@colm_quinn)
Producer – Andrew Freedman
Director of Photography – Aidan Maguire
Editor – Maeve O’Boyle
Music – Denis Clohessy


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