Parked

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Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him and brightens up his lonely world. Encouraged by Cathal, Fred meets attractive music teacher Jules. Growing closer, these three outsiders are set on a course that will change their lives forever.

“With a documentary background, I’ve made plenty of films that tried to offer insight into social issues. But, too often the issue can get in the way of an absorbing story that might reach people and have a deeper impact. I needed to make this film to offer a different language to an audience that hopefully might provoke thought and some understanding of characters that can too often be presented as stereotypes”, says director Darragh Byrne.

Festivals: 

Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAS) 2011 – nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Make-Up and Hair; Brussels Film Festival – Audience Award; Paris Close Up Film Festival – MK2 Jameson Best First Feature Award; The Irish Film Festival Boston – Aer Lingus Best Feature Award, Galway Film Fleadh 2011 - Best First Feature Award.

Darragh Byrne

Darragh Byrne (Ireland) made a name for himself in his homeland as a documentary maker, especially for the Irish public broadcasting company RTE. Parked is his feature film debut.