GUARD (2017)

13 min • Drama 
Completed June 2017

An emotionally hardened young woman wrestles with difficult memories when her estranged father returns from time in prison. As he teaches her how to box, reconciliation seems possible, but their traumatic past will not be easily washed away.

Produced by James Nesbitt, featuring Bronagh Taggart (The Fall), Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones), and Ian McElhinney (Krypton), Guard was selected by over thirty festivals worldwide, taking a Bronze Award at the European Independent Film Awards, the award for Best Drama at the Northern Ireland Short Film Awards, plus many others along the way, including individual awards for Bronagh Taggart’s performance and Brian Philip Davis’ editing.

Written by Bronagh Taggart

Directed by Jonathan Harden

Produced by Jonathan Harden, Sean Murray, Bronagh Taggart

Casting Director: Robert Sterne

Cast: Bronagh Taggart, Michael McElhatton, Ian McElhinney

Cinematographer: Ryan Kernaghan

Production Design: John Leslie

Score: Deci Gallen

Editor: Brian Philip Davis

Post Production by Ka-Boom

Executive Producers: James Nesbitt, Michael LennoxPacky Lee, Michael McAdam