Each week, an established Irish director will introduce a Screen Ireland-supported short of their choice to a wider audience.

Director of documentaries like One Million Dubliners and Strange Occurrences in an Irish Village, Aoife Kelleher introduces The Door, Juanita Wilson’s Academy Award-nominated short film following a father's desperate attempt to come to terms with the devastating effects of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. 

Watch above for Aoife's introduction and the full short film.

Aoife said:  "It’s hardly a hidden gem, given that it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short but it’s a film that I’ve returned to again and again for its atmosphere; its sparse, haunting script; and its wonderful editing. It’s based on the same source text as HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries, so it’s an interesting companion piece, if you were a fan of the series. It’s also just a brilliant piece of filmmaking."

Juanita Wilson

Irish director and producer Juanita Wilson’s short film The Door was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 and went on to win numerous awards and festivals throughout the world. In 2011, Juanita was named among Variety’s top ten directors to watch, the only woman to feature on the list. Her most recent feature was Tomato Red (2017), the story of a small-town drifter, based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell.

Watch more short films from Screen Ireland here.