A thriller set during a traffic jam on a country road. When a little girl goes missing from one of the cars, her father forms a desperate search party to find her, and soon everyone is a suspect.

  • Best Short Film Foyle Film Festival, Ireland 2016

Watch The Film

With 'Gridlock' we set out to make an exciting genre film - the type of film we wanted to see as an audience member. So we put an Irish spin on the American thriller.

  • Starring

    Moe Dunford, Peter Coonan, Steve Wall and Amy De Bhrún

  • Director

    Ian Hunt Duffy

  • Writer

    Darach McGarrigle

  • Producer

    Simon Doyle

  • Cinematographer

    Narayan Van Maele

  • Editor

    Eoin McGuirk


  • Grand Prix Cork Film Festival, Ireland 2016
  • Best International Short Film DC Shorts, USA 2017
  • Jury Distinction Award Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada 2017
  • Best Director Savannah Film Festival, USA 2017
  • Best Film Short of the Year, Spain Summer 2017
  • Best Thriller Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK 2017
  • Best Thriller Bahía Independent Cinema Festival, Brazil 2017
  • Best Film Underground Film Festival, Ireland 2017
  • Best Screenplay Underground Film Festival, Ireland 2017
  • Best Actor Underground Film Festival, Ireland 2017
  • Best Short Film Bull City Film Festival, USA 2018
  • Audience Award Baton Rouge Irish Film Festival, USA 2017
  • Most Inspiring Short Film Award Irish Film Festival Boston, USA 2017
  • Best Live Action Short Irish Film Festa, Italy 2017
  • Best Newcomer Award Fingal Film Festival, Ireland 2017
  • Best Newcomer Fingal Film Festival, Ireland 2017
  • Winner – Young Director Award Cannes, 2017
  • Finalist 60th CINE Golden Eagle Awards, USA 2017
  • Winner, Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA 2016