The Invisible Boy

Directed by James Fitzgerald / 2020 / 20 mins


When a young girl goes missing in a small town, a troubled fisherman is forced to confront the past that destroyed his family.

Director Statement

I come from a small town in rural Ireland; it’s a world I know very well. A town where everybody knows everybody and secrets are spread through whispers and pub talk. An environment where people’s reputations can quickly become tainted. I knew I wanted to tell a dark rural tale and shoot it on location in the town I grew up.

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  • Audience Award, MInimalen International Short Film Festival

June 2021

  • One Country One Film Film Festival France

July 2021

  • LA Shorts Film Festival
  • Nominated: IFTA Best Short Film 2021
  • Nominated: Shortlisted Young Director Award 2021

July 2020

  • Galway Film Fleadh, (World Premiere)
  • Best Irish Fiction Short Award
  • Dir. James Fitzgerald nominated for The Bingham Ray New Talent Award

October 2020

  • IndieCork Film Festival


Produced by: Séamus Waters

Written by: James Fitzgerald

Director Bio

James is an emerging multi award winning director from Ireland bringing a wonderfully intriguing take on the world.  His work is characterised by a strong art direction blended with strong performances. James graduated top of his class at the National film school of Ireland.

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Director James Fitzgerald.

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