The winning projects of the Virgin Media Discovers 4 have been announced
Kiki is written and directed by Naomi Sheridan and produced by Lindsay Campbell. Four-year-old, Adamma and her father, Jide, seek refuge in an asylum centre in Ireland. They are greeted by angry and potentially dangerous protestors, but things escalate further when Adamma ventures out into the neighbourhood alone in search of her missing cuddly toy, Kiki.
The Head on Him is a coming-of-age comedy about a young biracial boy who moves from Nigeria to Tallaght, Dublin in the 1990s. Desperate to fit in, he shaves off his afro. However, the afro keeps growing back, bigger and bigger and bigger. The short is written and directed by Seán Gallen and produced by Ciara Gillan and Kevin Napier.
Never Kill a Femboy on the First Date will be directed by Oonagh Kearney and produced by Aoibhín Murphy. Written by Lee Loi Chieng, the story is about a crossdresser’s one-night stand with an exhibitionist that turns life-threatening when a group of voyeurs discover he’s not a woman, forcing them to use their wit and charm to negotiate and survive.
Pregnant with a Drag Queen tells the story of how a queer kid in 1990s Dublin discovers their true identity and inner strength when they give birth to Veda, a vibrant drag queen icon. Through laughter and self-discovery, their inspirational journey shows how drag doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are. This docu-drama is directed by Colin Brady and produced by Steven Sheehy.