WAITING

for TOM

Laurel Cork
Laurel Chicago
Laurel London
Laurel Foyle
Laurel Galway

A bitter sweet road trip across Ireland, Waiting for Tom is the story of a mother and daughter on a journey to find Big Tom and try and salvage their own relationship. It’s a story about growing older, and growing up.

Above all, it’s the story of two very headstrong women and the ties that bind.

Cast

Clelia Murphy as Megan
Billie Traynor as Maura

Clelia currently plays the regular role of Niamh Brennan in RTÉ’s long-running drama series FAIR CITY. Upcoming projects include ELVIS IS MY DADDY (musical) directed by John Murphy, and the short film CLEAN SLATE directed by Will Morgan for Wytao Films.

Other recent credits include the role of Rose in John Sheridan’s THE BADGEMAN CONSPIRACY, directed by Paul Valentine.

Billie Traynor was born in Dublin. She trained as a classical dancer, has sung in cabaret and has worked extensively as an actor on stage, TV and in film.

Clelia Murphy as Megan
Billie Traynor as Maura.

CREW

Ruth O'Looney

Director

Ruth O'Looney graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with an honours Degree in Communications. Since then, she has worked in TV and digital video production with a number of independent production companies. Ruth's credits as producer and director have been seen on RTE, TG4 and Setanta. She has also produced and directed digital content for public and private sector clients such as the European Food Safety Authority and the Irish Cancer Society.

Waiting for Tom is her first short film.

Jennifer Davidson

Writer

Currently writing for Fair City, Jennifer is an experienced screenwriter with a background in documentary development. Having spent 10 years working for a number of Ireland's top production companies, securing commissions for a wide range of programmes, including IFTA winning 'John Lonergan's Circus' for Independent Pictures, her years spent encouraging others to have their stories told on screen informs her work as a TV writer.

Christian O'Brien

Director of Photography

Christian has over 20 years experience in the television industry, making documentaries, high end corporate productions, and factual and light entertainment. He has worked for BBC, National Geographic, RTE, Sky and numerous other broadasters around Europe. He has filmed Nature Docs in Africa, surfing, windsurfing and sailing around the world, and food programmes at home and abroad. He has also had two books of food photography published.

Shane Callan

Editor & Colourist

Shane Callan is an experienced offline and online editor and colourist. He has worked on numerous broadast productions for RTE, BBC, TV3 and Setanta.

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Ruth O'Looney

Director

Ruth O'Looney graduated from the Dublin Institute of Technology with an honours Degree in Communications. Since then, she has worked in TV and digital video production with a number of independent production companies. Ruth's credits as producer and director have been seen on RTE, TG4 and Setanta. She has also produced and directed digital content for public and private sector clients such as the European Food Safety Authority and the Irish Cancer Society.
Waiting for Tom is her first short film.

Jennifer Davidson

Writer

Currently writing for Fair City, Jennifer is an experienced screenwriter with a background in documentary development. Having spent 10 years working for a number of Ireland's top production companies, securing commissions for a wide range of programmes, including IFTA winning 'John Lonergan's Circus' for Independent Pictures, her years spent encouraging others to have their stories told on screen informs her work as a TV writer.

Christian O'Brien

Director of Photography

Christian has over 20 years experience in the television industry, making documentaries, high end corporate productions, and factual and light entertainment. He has worked for BBC, National Geographic, RTE, Sky and numerous other broadasters around Europe. He has filmed Nature Docs in Africa, surfing, windsurfing and sailing around the world, and food programmes at home and abroad. He has also had two books of food photography published.

Shane Callan

Editor & Colourist

Shane Callan is an experienced offline and online editor and colourist. He has worked on numerous broadast productions for RTE, BBC, TV3 and Setanta.

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Credits

Director of Photography: CHRIS O'BRIEN
Editor & Colourist: SHANE CALLAN
Sound Recordist: PETER NICELL
Post Production Sound: EMER SANDS
Make up & Hair: MARTINA HUDSON
Assistant Director: MARIA GARDINER
Camera Assistant: RAFAL BARRAN
Boom Operator: OISIN CALLINAN
Stills Photography: JONNY FIGGIS
Music: SUNDAY SCHOOL SESSIONS

The Music of Waiting for Tom


The original compositions in this short film are composed and performed by Tim V. Smyth and Sunday School Sessions. Sunday School Sessions is a musical collective based in Dublin, Ireland. Set up to write, perform and record using old and new styles and for your listening pleasure. Find out more about Sunday School Sessions here.


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