She Sings Within Walls

She Sings Within Walls is a collaboration with the Irish writer and poet Máighréad Medbh, from her book Parvit of Agelast, published by Arlen House, Dublin (2016). It is a verse allegory of control and liberation with real life contexts, featuring ecological collapse and survival of the outsiders. Drawing on Hannah Arendt theory that paradoxically as human powers increase through technological and humanistic inquiry, we are less equipped to control the consequences of our actions; this fact confronts us more so today than ever especially with the threat of environmental destruction and the amassing of military power and weaponry.

The girl is played by Josephine McKenzie and is accompanied by her mother singing 'Ce Soir Je Serai La Plus Belle'. The voice over is by Máighréad Medbh. Set up assistant Ronan Faughnan. 

Directed and produced by Bernie Masterson 2021. 

She Sings Within Walls | 2021 | 08"

Full Duration: 2' 30” – Format: Digital HD – Aspect Ratio: 16:9 – Sound: Stereo
Source formats: H 264 | ProRes 422 HQ


Screenings and Panel Discussions:

Honorable Mention - Venice Fullshot Film Festival 4th June (2022)

Award Winner - Red Moon Film Festival 31st May (2022)

Award Winner - Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival 27th May (2022)

Award Winner - Delta International Film Festival 27th May (2022)

Honorable Mention - New Wave Short Film Festival 4th May (2022)

Hororable Mention - Roma Short Film Festival 3rd Mary (2022)

Award Winner - Artflix Film Festival 23rd April (2022)
Award Winner - Global Shorts 22nd April (2022)

Honorable Mention -Tokyo International Short Film Festival 4thApril (2022)

A text interview with Tokyo International Short Film Festival here



Selected Works

The Longest NightProject type

Last DanceProject type

FlightProject type

Strange FishProject type

Incarceration AltarsProject type

The Art of WritingProject type

WeatherProject type

InvocationProject type

Drawing on the BodyProject type