TV Drama

25 minutes

Long-term unemployed MARTHA needs to support her daughter DAWN's acceptance onto a STEM programme in secondary school. Through the charity Hemline she meets recently widowed SHEENA. Their different worlds collide until they learn to trust each other in preparation for Martha’s first job interview.

In 2017, Oonagh was commissioned to write and direct ON THE HEMLINE as part of the RTE Storyland Scheme. The pilot was produced by Barbara Healy and Tyrella Pictures. It was broadcast on the RTE iplayer between November 2017 and January 2018 and stars Irish actors Eileen Walsh and Cathy Belton.

Written and directed by Oonagh Kearney. Produced by Barbara Healy for Tyrella Pictures, 2017.

Please see IMDB for full cast and crew.

In April 2019, Oonagh and Barbara attended the Torino TFL Extended TV Series Lab where the focus expanded from our two mothers MARTHA and SHEENA, to their children DAWN and EMMET. We also gave our series the new title NOTIONS.

In September 2019, Oonagh was invited to Torino to develop the story bible for NOTIONS with tutor Eszter Angyalosy and three script editors on the the TFL Extended Story Editing TV Lab.


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