I Used to Live Here


Ireland, 2014

Director: Frank Berry; screenplay: Frank Berry; cinematography: Colm Mullen; editing: Frank Berry; music: Daragh O’Toole; producers: Frank Berry; Donna Eperon; production company: Write Directon Films; Irish location: Killinarden, Tallaght; running time: 78’

Cast: Jordanne Jones, Dafhyd Flynn, James Kelly, Ross Geraghty



Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. I Used to Live Here takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communites, particularly among young people. Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast, and filmed on the streets of Tallaght in West Dublin, this film was made in collaboration with Headstrong, a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland.