Michael Inside

Ireland, 2017

Director and writer: Frank Berry; cinematography: Tom Comerford; editing: Colin Campbell; music: Daragh O’Toole; production design: Emma Lowney; producers: Donna Eperon, Tristan Orpen Lynch, Aoife O’Sullivan; production company: Subotica. Irish location: Dublin, Cork

Running time: 96’

Cast: Dafhyd Flynn, Lalor Roddy, Moe Dunford, Hazel Doupe

Best Irish Film – Galway Film Fleadh 2017



Michael McCrea is an impressionable 18-year-old living with his grandfather Francis in a Dublin housing estate. His life is derailed when he is caught holding a bag of drugs for a friend’s older brother and sentenced to three months in prison.



Frank Berry is an Irish filmmaker working in both drama and documentary. His career began with ten years of community film-making and television, and this work led to three award-winning and critically-acclaimed feature films: Ballymun Lullaby (2011), I Used to Live Here (2014, presented at IFF.9) and Michael Inside (2017), winner of the Galway Film Fleadh and IFTA for best film.