By Darragh BYRNE


Drama - Completed 2010

A proud man living in his car is inspired by a young drug addict to become a better person.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Darragh BYRNE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ciaran CREAGH
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/4D0D-149B-424E-FB20-1E40-R
    • Producer(s)
    • Dominic WRIGHT, Jacqueline KERRIN
    • Synopsis
    • Mobile homeless man Fred Daly returns to Dublin after ends up in a seaside car park near his old family home.
      Fred’s life soon shrinks to a series of mundane routines. Until his world is opened up by Cathal, an energetic, dope-smoking twenty-one year old who pulls up in a little yellow car in the car park beside him.
      The unlikely duo soon become friends. Cathal’s infectious energy rubs off on Fred. He modifies his car to make it more comfortable and challenges the welfare system. At the local swimming pool he begins to fall for Jules, a well-travelled music teacher, but is too proud to be honest with her about where he lives. Meanwhile Cathal’s safety is threatened by his escalating drug habit. About to achieve their goal of getting Fred a house, Cathal suffers a violent beating from his dealers.
      Ensuing events leave Fred a changed man, finally able to open up fully to Jules, the woman he has been too afraid to be honest with until now.
      PARKED is a moving, uplifting film about friendship, honesty and the importance of feeling truly at home.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2010