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First Disco

ALT | International Shorts

It’s 1983. HS freshman Kelly is experiencing her first crush, and school Disco Night is coming on Friday - but she has just got braces and they’ve changed everything. Overcome by self-consciousness Kelly is crushed, and it’s up to her BFF to help her discover what’s really important in life. This coming-of-age comedy, which captures all her anxiety and insecurities because of those ugly braces, is full of familiar Irish wit complemented by an excellent 80s soundtrack. The cast is excellent in this fresh look at feeling gross about yourself, and the nastiness, attention grabbing, and inter-grade cliquishness of high school life. A refreshing story about the power and endurance of friendship.

Screens in program Troubled Voices, Teen Lives


Director Helen O'Reilly
Country of Origin: Ireland
Year: 2018
Running Time: 21 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In English
Cast: Alex Deegan, Olivia McKevitt, Noah Scolard, Jennifer Tucker, Clelia Murphy, Charlotte Cleary
Executive Producer: Jim Sheridan
Producer: Helen O'Reilly, David C. Lynch
Screenwriter: Helen O'Reilly
Cinematographer: Gabi Norland
Editor: Eamonn Cleary
Art Director: Catherine Greene
Production Company: Deputy Productions
Print Source: Helen O'Reilly

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