Fallen Bird: Short Documentary

While serving a sentence for assault in Wheatfield Prison, young prisoner Eric Boylan began channeling his anger and frustration into one of his childhood passions: painting.

Now that he’s been released, Eric has set out to pursue a career in fine art - while attempting to navigate the challenges of life as an ex-prisoner.

Directed by: Nathan Fagan & Deirdre Mullins

Selected Awards/ Screenings:

Winner - Audience Award Best Short Documentary - IFI Documentary Festival, 2015
Nominated - Best Factual - Limerick Film Festival
Official Selection - Belfast Film Festival Official Selection - Boston Irish Film Festival
Official Selection - Chicago Irish Film Festival
Official Selection - Dingle Film Festival
Official Selection - Fastnet Film Festival
Official Selection - DocuTiff, Albania
Official Selection - A Long Week of Short Films, Shangai
RTE Short Screen - 2017
Licensed by Irish airline Aer Lingus to screen on all trans-Atlantic flights between July-August 2016.