Her Mother's Daughters
Ireland, 2010, 6'30''
Director: Oonagh Kearney
Producer: Rachel Lysaght (Underground Films)
Director of photography: P.J. Dillon
Writer: Oonagh Kearney
Composer: Denis Clohessy
Editor: Josh Levinsky
Synopsis: In late 2009, as I rang in the New Year away from home, I was struck by a realization - the person who calls me the most is my mother. My mum loves the telephone. There is never a bad time to call. This film explores the imagination of the mother figure as she waits for her daughters to call.Director: Oonagh Kearney
Oonagh Kearney was born in Bristol in 1976. Raised in Cork, she studied English and Philosophy at University College Cork where she began writing and directing for the stage. She completed her Masters in Irish Theatre at Trinity College Dublin in 1999 and wrote her thesis on Samuel Beckett. In 2001, she was selected for the inaugural Rough Magic Seeds Program for emerging Irish writers. Her introduction to film began with casting Ken Loach’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2005. The following year, Oonagh received a Bank of Ireland Scholarship to study at the National Film and Television School in London. Since graduating in 2008, Oonagh has written and directed award-winning shorts and shown her work at various international festivals. Oonagh is based in London and is part of the MillCo.Project on Vyner Street.