Galway Film Fleadh | 7th - 12th July 2015
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

Opening Film | First Feature | Director: Darragh Byrne | Ireland | 2011



Fred lives a quiet, isolated life in his car, having lost all hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal, a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, who becomes his ‘neighbour’. Sharing laughs, and the hard times too, Fred and Cathal discover the simple, free pleasures of life.


Cathal is determined to make Fred sort his life out, and it works. Fred modifies his car, beats the welfare system and makes a friend in Jules, an attractive music teacher who lives alone nearby. But Fred struggles with his pride to tell Jules about his ‘home’, and Cathal’s life is threatened by his escalating drug habit. As they grow closer, the influence of these three outsiders on each other will change their lives.


Warm, funny and touching, Parked is a triumphant story of friendship, hope, and perseverance.  


The Director will attend the screening

Running Time 90 mins | Colour | 35mm

Producer Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright, Aleski Bardy 

Script Ciaran Creagh

Cast Colm Meaney, Colin Morgan, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham, Michael McElhatton,
David Wilmot

Production Ripple World Pictures, Helsinki Film

Print Source Ripple World Pictures

Tue 05 Jul Town Hall Main 19.30
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