Scope (2018)

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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.


Current Status: Released online.

Writer & Director- Richard Keaney

Producer & Director of Photography – David C. Lynch


  • Chicago Irish Film Festival, Chicago IL, USA – March 2018.  [World Premiere]
  • Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, Ireland , 2018
  • Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, May 2018.
  • Leiden International Short Film Experience, Netherlands, May 2018.
  • Still Voices Film Festival, Longford, Ireland, June 2018.
  • Bolton Film Festival, England, UK, 2018. [Winner- Best Performance]
  • Underground Cinema Awards, Dublin, Ireland, 2018. [Winner- Best Actress]
  • Independent Talents International Film Festival, IN, USA, 2018 [Semi-Finalist]
  • Filmstrip International Film Festival, Romania, 2019.[Nominee-Best Director/ Actor]
  • Toronto Irish Film Festival, Toronto, Canada 2019.
  • YoFi Microfest- Irish Cinema Showcase, Yonkers New York, USA, 2019.
  • Fest Cine Pedra Azul, Domingos Martins, Brazil, 2019.









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Meet the Cast & Crew:

Richard Keaney- Writer/Director


Richard made a number of student short films while studying at University College Dublin from 2011-2013. Soon after, he founded Fight Back Films with fellow classmate and director, Natasha Waugh.

Upon graduation, he made his first legitimate short film, Recoil (2014) which was selected for both the Videodrunk Film Festival in Toronto and Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival.

His second short, Late Arrivals was officially selected for 11 International festivals including IndieCork, Chicago Irish Film Festival, Fastnet Short Film Festival & Limerick Short Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Director and won the award for Best Lighting. The film finished off it’s run of good form with two months of screening on Aer Lingus Long haul flights from October- November, 2016.

He has recently produced short film, Bare for Fight Back Films which is written & directed by debut Filmmaker, David Devoy and is currently nearing the end of Post Production . He also worked as a Trainee A.D on feature film, Soulsmith  directed by Kevin Henry which was accepted into the 2016 Cork Film Festival.

Scope is his third film as writer/director.

David C. Lynch – Producer/Cinematographer:

David has produced and directed four short films, Stay, After, Flame Aim and Says. These shorts have screened at a number of film festivals domestically and Internationally including the Galway Film Fleadh, Tampere Film Festival, Dublin Cinema Underground Film Festival and the Waterford Film Festival. Last year David finished shooting his fourth short, Sayswhich is currently in post-production.


Outside of short filmmaking, David has worked on various dramas and television shows such as Game of Thrones, The Restaurant, and Operation Transformation. He has a broad pallet of technical skills from writing, directing, editing and producing which he has learnt from working on his own projects, and on these larger shows.

David has done extensive work for Irish TV. He is produces and directs the short film series, Beyond The LensIt’s aim is to highlight Irish short films and filmmakers. He is also Director of Photography on a high-end Agricultural show that unveils the science behind the industry.

Last year David shot Richard Keaney’s short film, Late Arrivalswhich enjoyed success at national, and international film festivals as well as Producing Natasha Waugh’s  Terminal which was nominated for a London Film Critics Circle award, won Best Irish Short at IndieCork and Best Director at Irish Film Festival Boston among its many other festival appearances.

Fiach Kunz  – Adrian

Fiach is a recent student of the programme for Screen Acting at Bow Street.fiach-kunz

His credits include playing a Lannister Guard in Season 5 of HBO’s global
phenomenon, Game of Thrones. His feature credits consist of playing lead, Sean in feature film Lift ,  Aaron Roberts in Blue Dawn and recently Lieutenant D’arcy in acclaimed director, Lance Daly’s upcoming Black 47.

He has played the lead in cinematographer, David C. Lynch’s directorial short, Flame Aim as well as in David Devoy’s upcoming short Bare which Richard Keaney also produced.

Fiach Kunz-IMDb Page

Andrea Kelly – Vanessa

Andrea is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin.
 Her theatre credits include Madame De Markievicz on Trial at the New Theatre, Witness which ran at the Galway Theatre Festival 2015, A Grey Area (5 Lamps Arts Festival), The Good Neighbour (Fluxx UK), The Vortex (The Gate), The House (Abbey Theatre), Tribes Alive (Galway Theatre Festival), The Maids (Theatrecorp), Blood Wedding (Theatrecorp), The Well of the Saints (Druid’s Theatre), The Ballad of the Sad Café, Dracula,and The Possibilities (Samuel Beckett Centre).

Her film credits include 3 Sinners, South, 47 Orchard Street, and Rebecca Daly’s acclaimed Andrea Kelly Headshotshort film, Joyriders. Her television credits include Lenny Abrahamson’s Prosperity, The Clinic and Pure Mule.

Andrea is the artistic director and founder of ÓR Productions. Andrea also runs Arklow Actors Training and facilitates drama workshops.

Andrea starred as one of the leads in Natasha Waugh’s short Terminal which amongst it’s many festival selections won Best Irish Short Film at IndieCork, was nominated for Best British/Irish Short at the 2017 London Film Critics Circle Awards and has recently won the Director’s Choice award at the Irish Film Festival Boston, 2017.

For more about Andrea visit

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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

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