Fred lives a quiet, isolated life in his car, having lost all hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal, a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude,who becomes his 'neighbor'. Sharing laughs, and the hard times too, Fred and Cathal find the simple, free pleasures of life. Cathal is determined to make Fred sort his life out, and it works. Fred modifies his car, beats the welfare system and makes a friend in Jules, an attractive music teacher who lives alone nearby. But Fred struggles with his pride to tell Jules about his 'home', and Cathal's life is threatened by his escalating drug habit. As they grow closer, the influence of these three outsiders on each other will change their lives. PARKED is triumphant story of friendship, hope, and perseverance.


Winner 'Main Award' - Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival 2011

Special Mention 'Ecumenical Prize' Jury - Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival 2011

Winner 'Best First Feature' - Galway Film Fleadh 2011

Winner 'Audience Award' - Brussels Film Festival 2011

Winner 'Aer Lingus Best Feature' - The Irish Film Festival Boston 2011

'Honorable Mention' - The Dallas International Film Festival 2011, Target Narrative Feature Competition

Nominated for 4 IFTAs 2011 -

Best Actor in a Lead Role Film: Colm Meaney,

Best Editing: Guy Montgomery,

Best Original Score: Niall Byrne,

Best Make-Up and Hair: Louise Myler.

Official Selections

Irish Film Festa Rome 2011

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival 2011

Scanorama European Film Forum 2011

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2011

Busan International Film Festival 2011

Galway Film Fleadh 2011

Brussels Film Festival 2011

Newport Beach Film Festival 2011

Dallas International Film Festival 2011

The Irish Film Festival Boston 2011

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011

Göteborg International Film Festival 2011

Torino Film Festival 2010


Irish Distributor:

  • Element Pictures
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Production Company:

  • Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright - Ripple World Pictures
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Sales Agent:

  • The Yellow Affair
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