Ally Ni Chiaran and Laurn Canny in PEEL

Ally Ni Chiaran and Lauryn Canny

Annika Cassidy makes her directing debut with Peel, a new short film that captures the painful effects of alcoholism on family through the eyes of those who pick up the pieces.

Lauryn Canny (A Thousand Times Goodnight) gives a realistic portrayal of the daughter of an alcoholic mother. The plot centres around schoolgirl Olivia who comes home to find her mother- played by Ally Ni Chiaran (My Name is Emily) motionless on the couch.

With cinematography from ADIFF 2017 Rising Star nominee Eimear Ennis Graham (Lily, Cold), the film shows the control that alcohol can have on a person and how often, it is the accidental victim who assumes responsibility for the failure of those so close to them.

Filming has wrapped this month and the film is being edited by Colin Campbell (The Young Offenders, You’re Ugly Too) at present.


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