News For the Church, McCarthy’s directorial debut, won best short film at five international film festivals, and screened in the Sundance channel. Set in rural Ireland, McCarthy adapted the screenplay from Frank O’Connor’s story of two young people struggling for dignity, only to meet a shocking end.”

Running time 16 min.

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