CHANCER (2016) Supported by Creative Skillset

AWARDS: Judges special mention for DIARMUID NOYES at the Richard Harris International Film Festival

Written by Maire Campbell

Produced by Joan Burney Keatings MBE

Directed by Patrick Maxwell

Starring: Diarmuid Noyes, Barbara Adair, Aisling Groves-McKeown, Conor MacNeil, Richard Clements, Paul Kennedy and Savanna Burney Keatings

Synopsis: Off the rails and in and out of prison, Ryan’s endless promises to change only amount to empty promises and his life plummets to rock bottom. But does this ‘chancer’ deserve another chance?

Length: 24 Mins


20 young people from Northern Ireland and Los Angeles, aged 18-25 were involved with this production with support from Cinemagic, Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund and Panavision.

This programme was supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery, through the Skills Investment Fund.

The film screened at the following film festivals:

  • Cinemagic Los Angeles
  • Belfast Film Festival
  • Irish Film Festival London St Patrick’s Day Festival
  • Richard Harris International Film Festival
  • Dingle International Film Festival
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