Dir: Lenny Abrahamson
Writer: Mark O'Halloran
Cast:Pat Shortt, Anne-Marie Duff, Conor J Ryan
Awards: Official Selection London Film Festival 2007, Official Selection Toronto Film Festival 2007, Official Selection São Paolo Film Festival 2007, Official Selection Pusan Film Festival 2007, Winner CICAE Prize Cannes Film Festival 2007, IFTA Award for Best Film 2008, IFTA Award for Best Director in Film 2008, IFTA Award for Best Script in Film 2008, IFTA Award for Best Actor in a Lead Role - Film 2008, Best Feature Film at Turin Film Festival 2007, Jury Award at Festival de Chatenay-Malabry, Grand Prix Award and Prix de Etudiants at Festival Cinessonne, Prix Coup De Coeur at the Dinard Film Festival, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention at Bratislava International Film Festival, Jury Prize for Best Actor Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival
Released by Element Pictures Distribution in 2007, Garage was shot in Clare and Offaly on a budget of €2 million. Written by Mark O’Halloran and directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the team behind Adam and Paul, Garage was their second feature and received much critical acclaim both at home and abroad.
Set against the backdrop of the transformation of a small Irish town, Garage is the startling hypnotic and austerely funny story of Josie's search for acceptance and of what happens when the little niche he has managed to carve out for himself comes under threat.