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Running Time:
9 min 58 s

Waiting (2012) Short Film from Maria Ann Hylton M.SC on Vimeo.

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Laragh Cullen

Diana O'Connor

Sally O'Leary

Les Doherty

Social Worker
Glenn Gannon

Sister Bregga





Locations Manager
Liam Moran

1st Assistant Director
Barry Doyle

1st Assistant Director
Mel Cannon

Alec Moore

Camera Assistant
David O'Rourke

Clapperboard & Runner
Jonathan Clarke

Sound Recordist
Caimen Agnew

Tim Hanon

Sound Design
Alan Hanlon

Post Production - Grade

Make Up
Martina Byrne

Martin Brannigan

Liam Moran


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  • Maria Ann Hylton MSc (Filmmaker!)
    5 years ago
    Thank you for your comments Andrew. I am currently working on a feature script which would be shot at a micro low budget level. Hope to finish the script by Spring 2014.
  • Andrew Griffin
    5 years ago
    Well, that's certainly an emotional piece, quite visceral. As some others have commented, it does feel like a short made from a feature concept, so the intrigue is great but I'm left feeling like I've just seen the set ups. More please!
  • Maria Ann Hylton MSc (Filmmaker!)
    5 years ago
    Thanks Matt for the feedback.
  • Matt Jamie
    5 years ago
    Nicely shot and good central performance. I found it unsatisfying as a story though because there was little development through the film - there was no insight into how she'd got where she was, her relationship with her mother, or where it might go from here... I'm sure in the development of the piece there will be opportunities to look in more depth
  • Maria Ann Hylton MSc (Filmmaker!)
    5 years ago
    Thanks Luke your comments are much appreciated. As for the project - yes it will grow :-)
  • Luke McGibney
    5 years ago
    You asked me to offer some feedback. Positives: An excellent piece of work in light of budget constraints, you got a great performance from the lead. Story telling is ok not bad at all, editing good and scenes move quickly. Things to consider: The story deals with internal obstacles but how is she trying to overcome them? Stories be it internal or external obstacles must have the protagonist trying to over come them and at stages they start small and become bigger, it felt weak in this core area. In addition to this it must be clear what the plot turn 1 is and that the protagonist in plot turn 2 comes to terms with what they wanted in the beginning was either foolish, not what they required etc. For me there are some writing issues but can be easily fixed. DOP work is ok but for the genre of film and style you will need to consider better shots for your feature in relation to composition and tranistions from scene to scene. At times it felt abrupt. I hope this helps and glad to see you are a Wellington films fan (London To Brighton) I can see the influences. I have the pleasure of working with Al Clarke, nicest producer I have ever met. Good luck with it all as it looks like a fab project that is going to grow in the right direction. Luke
  • Maria Ann Hylton MSc (Filmmaker!)
    5 years ago
    Hi Jane thank you for your positive constructive comments. I am working on a feature script for this, but it would be shot on a micro low budget. I believe it can be done just a matter of surrounding oneself with the right collaborators. Thank you once again.
  • Jane Hamer
    5 years ago
    What an incredibly emotive film. In contrast to its theme it had an elegance about it. Very moving and it kept its intrigue. There are some films you just know could make a feature and this is one of them. It left many unanswered questions, so much intrigue.
    I loved it and was drawn in, especially by Rose; but the only thing I found disappointing was the end - it stopped so unexpectedly that I wonder if you plan more for this, such as a longer version?

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