Seven days within the four walls of Órla’s home are monotonously quiet. Each day passes like the one before. But the clasp of loneliness is kept at bay by Rudy, her pet fish, who keeps her company. This short was made possible through the National Film and Television School 'Diverse Directors' program; a short NFTS course aimed at encouraging the development of female and ethnic diverse directors. Chloe Askari Pope is a first time director, and Órla and the Fish is her directing debut. Órla and the Fish looks at the topic of loneliness amongst the elderly, a topic of huge importance, especially in today's current circumstances, and one that Chloe Askari Pope is passionate about.
Chloe Askari Pope is a first time director, 'Órla and the fish' is her directing debut. Askari-Pope works as an advertising copywriter and art director, and is now branching into direction also. She is passionate about storytelling, and loves to celebrate the magic that lives in simple human truths.