Sense of May

May enters a café to grab a coffee and is quickly overwhelmed by the dominant sounds, people and activity that surround her. This film is an exploration into sensory overload in a public space, how May navigates this and how those surrounding her react. This film aims to start a conversation around sensory issues, particularly in public spaces. We hope this film evokes an understanding and sense of empathy of a common, shared experience.  

Crew list

Writer and Director—Róisín Hughes; Producer—Killian Ryan; Director of Photography—Lloyd Hyland; Editor—Eoin Doherty; First Assistant Director—Tadgh O’Luasa; Camera Operator—Emma Sidlauskas; Assistant Camera—Anna McNamara; Lighting—Tamara Sztanko; Art Director—Marese Yeates; Assistant Art Director—Conor O’Rourke; Location Sound—Ian Mallin; Post Sound—Shauna Byrne

Cast list

May played by Natasja Schaafsma; Angry Customer played by Oisín McCartan; Barista played by Dylan Burns