Our multi-award winning short, Scope is now available to view on YouTube!



When a young man drops out of college to care for his shut-in mother he too finds himself increasingly insulated from the outside world, something which conflicts with his growing forays into amateur astronomy.


Written, Directed & Edited by Richard Keaney

Cinematographer/ Producer – David Christopher Lynch

Adrian – Fiach Kunz

Vanessa- Andrea Kelly

Delivery Man- Robbie Dunne

Paramedic- Shane O’Neill

Paramedic #2- Gillian Nolan

1 A.D – Anna Bates

Location Sound- Tom Stafford

Gaffer- Conor Fleming

Assistant Camera- Ebhan Loughlin

Production Manager- Natasha Waugh

Production Assistant- Gillian Nolan

Post-Sound Mix- Robin Sherry Wood

Colour Grade- David Christopher Lynch

A Hopehapp Production in association with Fight Back Films.


-Chicago Irish Film Festival, Chicago, USA ,2018. [World Premiere]

-Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, Ireland , 2018

-Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Glasgow, 2018.

-Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands, 2018.

-Still Voices Film Festival, Longford, Ireland, 2018.

-Bolton Film Festival, UK, 2018. [Winner- Best -Performance]

-Underground Cinema Awards Ireland, 2018.

[Winner- Best Actress Nominee- Best Actor]

-Independent Talents International Film Festival, 2018. [Semi-Finalist]

-Filmstrip International Film Festival, Romania, 2019.[Nominee-Best Director/ Actor]

-Toronto Irish Film Festival, Canada 2019.

-YoFi Microfest- Irish Cinema Showcase, Yonkers, New York, 2019.

-Fest Cine Pedra Azul, Brazil, 2019.

Andrea Kelly wins Best Actress at Underground Cinema Awards and Best Performance at Bolton Film Festival for ‘Scope’


Andrea Kelly has been awarded best actress at this years Underground Cinema Awards which took place on Saturday Night in Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Marine Hotel. The accolade was awarded to Andrea for her performance in short film, ‘Scope’ directed by Dublin based filmmaker, Richard Keaney. In the film, Andrea Kelly plays a woman attempting to overcome agoraphobia with the help of her son who has dropped out of college to care for her. Upon announcing the win, Underground Cinema hailed it a “beautiful performance”. The film was also nominated for Best Actor for Fiach Kunz.

This comes off the back of another win for Andrea at October’s Bolton Film Festival in the UK where she won Best Performance. The festival jury was lead by acclaimed actress Maxine Peake.

‘Scope’ garnered 12 international film festival selections on top of two wins and three nominations. You can view it on YouTube below:



Scope will have its world premiere at the 2018 Chicago Irish Film Festival in March.


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We are absolutely delighted to announce that Scope’s world premiere will take place at the 2018 Chicago Irish Film Festival in March where it has been officially selected for competition. A massive thanks and congratulations to all cast and crew, you made the experience something really special and unforgettable. Hopefully it’s the first of many!

Our Short film, Getting In is now available to view online!

Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/film/getting-in/
IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11657864…

When his son is turned away from his favourite band’s gig for being underage, a father is committed to getting him in one way or another. Based on a true story.

-Mayo International Film Festival
-Waterford International Film Festival
-Achill Island Film Festival
-Chicago Irish Film Festival
-Irish Film From Home, London
-Underground Cinema Film Awards, Dún Laoghaire
-Fastnet Film Festival, Cork
-The Richard Harris International Film Festival, Limerick
-Kerry International Film Festival
-Dublin International Short Film & Music Festival
-Inter Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2021 (Quarter-Finalist)
-Dublin Will Be Written In My Heart
-Little Cinema, Galway

Written by Ken Armstrong
Directed & Edited by Richard Keaney
Produced by Sonya Deegan & Richard Keaney
Cinematography by Sonya Deegan
Original Score by Sam Armstrong
1st AD: Kieron Walshe
Trainee AD: Meg Elwood
Production Sound: Nathan Quinn
Sound Mixer: Robin Sherry Wood
1st AC: Camila Berto Gomes
2nd AC: Caoimhe Hernon
Camera Trainee: Flavia Pordominsky
Script Supervisor: Ashley Parsons
Colourist: Sonya Deegan

Frank Prendergast
Liam Gaffney
Brendan O’Flynn
Cesar Suarez
Tom Hoban
Richard Keaney
Cynthia Chavez
Eoin O’Flaherty
David Devoy
Fiadh Melina