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Irene

Client: Depict!

Role: Character development, scriptwriting, feeding into the edit

Screened: DepicT!, London Short Film Festival (LSFF),Underwire, London Golden Scout IFF, Indie Hype

Nominated: Best Experimental Short, LSFF

Irene was our entry for DepicT! – Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters Film Festival.


A VHS from the late '80s is discovered in Bolton during a house clearance in 2011. Little is known of Irene, the previous homeowner, besides what appears on this tape. It's a home movie, of sorts; an attempt at a video dating profile by a woman whose domestic bliss has crumbled all around her.

Directed by: Eleanor Marechal

Written by: Michelle Collier (with additional material from the cast)

Starring: Verity Henry

(If the video doesn't load automatically, you can watch Irene on YouTube.)