A captivating video for Daithí by Irish director Lochlainn McKenna. Shot in North Clare, Ireland, “In My Darkest Moments” cinematically explores themes of masculinity and loneliness through a series of repeated vignettes that convey an increasingly ominous sense of boredom and mindless activity. As McKenna further explains:

“We use these slow zooms into negative, empty space to represent their friend who isn’t there anymore. Perhaps they moved abroad, maybe they committed suicide, maybe they just fell out with these two guys – whatever it may have been, we wanted to make that persons absence felt.”

Watch “In My Darkest Moments” above. Full credits below.


Starring Shane Doonan & Shane O’Regan
Directed by Lochlainn McKenna
Production Manada: Oisin Fleming
Director of Photography: Karl Poyzer
Assistant Camera: Luke Talbot
Stills Photography: Gemma O’Brien
Colourist: Leandro Arouca @ Element Post

Thanks: Paddy Jordan, The Droney Family,
The people of North Clare, Ethan Pearce, Charles Pierse,
Film Equipment Ireland, Cian G Sweeney, Morris Epstein,
Áine O’Leary, Rachel Ahern, Conor Daly, Cormac McNally


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