Running Time: 8:08
Director and Writer: Doreen Kennedy
Grace: Clare Monnelly
Grace Alone is Doreen Kennedy’s debut short film as Director/Writer. The story follows the story of Grace, across 24 hours in Dublin. At the start of the film, Grace is leaving hospital, we don’t know the circumstances of why she was there. She has very few positions with her. During the day, she makes phone calls to find help, unsuccessfully. It is a story of how anyone can become homeless. The film has no dialog, the only sound is from the streetscape sound of the city.
Grace Alone was filmed, edited and screened in a single weekend as part of Film Network Ireland’s 2020 Vision initiative to raise awareness of homelessness and fundraise for the Peter McVerry Trust. The film was made with cast and crew of 2, Director, Doreen Kennedy and Actress Clare Monnelly.
Grace Alone was selected for the 2020 Catalyst International Film Festival, the 2021 Irish Film Festival Boston, 17th Annual SF Irish Film Festival September 2021 San Francisco; British & Irish Film Festival Luxembourg 2021, the Chicago Irish American Heritage Center Open House and the Brief Encounters WFT Ireland and is currently available to stream on the IFI International player here.
Doreen Kennedy recently completed a feature script Bequest Escape and is currently in production with a short film Kite (working title).