Testimony is a new Irish short film addressing the subject of domestic violence through the eyes of a 9-year-old child. It’s inspired by a true story. In 1991, Cat O’Neill is called as a witness in a domestic violence court hearing. Her mother is the plaintiff, her father – the defendant. The film shows the experience through Cat’s eyes, as she, her parents (Neil Fleming & Clodagh Downing) and the Judge (Hilary Cotter) share the same space, physically and emotionally.

Testimony is a debut film from writer/director Kamila Dydyna.

The film is produced by Reckoner Productions (Eamonn Tutty, Ireland) and Foxrock Productions (Cara Bamford, UK).

Testimony was licensed by Inflight Dublin for Aer Lingus transatlantic flights in April and May 2016. It will also have its Irish broadcast premiere on RTE Shortscreen in May.


The film was shortlisted for the prestigious Bath Film Festival / IMDb New Filmmaker’s Award (UK), won the Award of Merit at The IndieFEST Film Awards (U.S.) and was selected for multiple festivals globally (Dublin, Belfast Cork, Waterford, Limerick, NYC, Rome, Luxembourg, and more). The official Bath Film Festival Blog called it “superbly acted.

Testimony was broadcast on US ShortsHD Network, the world’s only television channel dedicated to short films, as part of the prestigious “100 Films By Her” program on November 25th 2015. The program was the most extensive collection of women’s films ever programmed on television, with the network reaching 40 million homes in the U.S.A.



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