16 min. S16mm (2009)


Starring Mark Butler, Aaron O’Toole and Aidan Gillen, “Runners” is funded by the Irish Film Board under their Signatures scheme. 

“Runners” is written by Pierce Ryan and produced by John Wallace under Black Sheep Productions.

Awards & Nominations

Best Short Film 7th Irish Film and Television Awards

Best International Short Film – Malibu International Film Festival

Best Irish Short - Kerry FIlm Festival 2010

Best Screenplay – The Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2010

Producers Guild of America Nominee Best Short “Producers Challenge” 2010

Commendation - Belfast Film Festival 2010

Festival Screenings


55th Cork International Film Festival November 2009

7th Irish Film and Television Awards February 2010

8th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival February 2010

10th Belfast Film Festival April 2010

2nd Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival May 2010

12th Galway Film Fleadh July 21, 2010

Kerry Film Festival 2010

20th Cinemagic International Film Festival Belfast

23rd Foyle International Film Festival


40th Tampere International Short Film Festival March 2010

Odense International Film Festival August 2010

Strasbourg International Film Festival August 2010

Ozu International Short Film Festival Italy

26th International Short Film Festival Interfilm Berlin

16th International Short Film Festival Leuven


Florida Film Festival April 2010

Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio)

Malibu International Film Festival

The Producers Guild of America – “Producers Challenge” June 2010


12th Seoul International Youth Festival July 2010