Info about Island:
Director: Darragh Byrne
Cast: Colm Meaney, Colin Morgan, Milka Ahlroth, Stuart Graham, Michael McElhatton, David Wilmott
Writer: Ciaran Creagh
Producers: Dominic Wright, Jacqueline Kerrin, Aleksi Bardy
Status: In Production - Delivery July 2010
A Ripple World Production with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/The Irish Film Board.
When mobile homeless man Fred Daly loses his job in London he starts his car and ends up in a seaside car park near his old family home in Dublin, a city he hasn't seen in years.
With his aged father deteriorating in a nursing home and no job prospects, Fred's life soon shrinks to a series of mundane routines. Until his world is opened up by Cathal, a chaotic, dope-smoking twenty-one year old who pulls up in a little yellow car.
With a car park and a troubled history with their fathers in common, the unlikely duo soon become friends. Cathal's infectious energy rubs off on Fred, who modifies his car to make it more comfortable, challenges the welfare system and visits his father. At the local swimming pool he falls for Juliana, a well-travelled music teacher, but is too proud to be honest with her about where he lives. Meanwhile Cathal's dream of becoming a holiday rep is threatened by his escalating drug habit.
About to achieve their goal of getting Fred a house, events turn against them and their lives change forever.
PARKED is a moving, uplifting film about friendship, honesty and the importance of feeling truly at home.