Director Biography – Bebhinn Naughton (EVERY LIMERENCE HELPS)

Bébhinn Naughton has been working in film & television post production since graduating from Dublin City University with a degree in Communications.
Her experience working in Visual Effects has provided an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s leading production studios such as Netflix, HBO, Disney and MGM. To date, her screen credits working as a VFX Coordinator include Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’, Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ and Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’.
During the pandemic, she finally took the plunge into filmmaking by both directing and producing her first official short film with a small but talented crew.
She is currently working alongside the editorial department for the Academy Award winning director Benjamin Cleary’s upcoming Apple-Original, drama/sci-fi feature film.

Director Statement

As a short film predominantly produced by young, Irish women, we wanted to intimately capture the experience of “lockdown lust”. Nobody could have predicted that a script like this, written back in early 2020 would remain true to life a full year later. And even when we finally do come out the other side of this pandemic, I hope that when Every Limerence Helps is watched back, we can have a good laugh at the madness of it. After all, if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry, and I think we’ve all had about as much sadness as we can handle for one year. This film is brimming with Irish talent from the cast and crew to the film soundtrack and I could not be more grateful to the team that came together on a non-existent budget to bring this fantastic script to life for my directorial debut short. So please, sit back, relax and immerse yourself in lockdown limerence.


By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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