It’s a gripping watch.
Irish short film LAMB has qualified for consideration for the 2024 Academy Awards.
Written and directed by Cork filmmaker Sinéad O’Loughlin, the movie is a tense psychological thriller about an ordinary day that takes a sinister turn for a woman and her young child when a stranger walks into their isolated rural home.
Starring Kerry actress Aoife Duffin (Moone Boy, Resistance) and Cork actor Éanna Hardwicke (The Sixth Commandment, Normal People, Vivarium, Smother), LAMB is O’Loughlin’s third short film.
Shot in Youghal, Co. Cork, the film premiered at the Tribeca Festival in 2022 and has since won 15 awards including Best Short Film at Dublin International Film Festival.
Nominated for an Irish Film and TV Academy (IFTA) award earlier this year, Hardwicke has picked up two actor awards for his performance and Lamb qualified for 2024 Academy Award consideration in the category of Best Live Action Short after winning an international award in August.
“Lamb explores the psychological negotiation that women undertake in order to navigate through the world safely.” said the director.
“In Lamb we meet a woman on a day when her worst nightmare walks into her home and how she responds in real time to try to protect her child.
“We are very grateful to have the film recognised in this way. I’d like to thank Screen Ireland and Copper Alley for their continued support and to our fantastic cast, crew and collaborators who made the film possible.”