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  • Director

    Frankie Fenton

  • Starring

    Simon Fitzmaurice, Ruth Fitzmaurice, Colin Farrell

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  • Run Time

    81 mins

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  • Director of Photography: Kate McCullough

  • Editor: Dermot Diskin

  • Produced by: Kathryn Kennedy, Lesley McKimm

  • Music: Stephen Rennicks

Director Bio

Frankie Fenton

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Frankie Fenton is an award winning Irish Film and TV director and producer specialising in documentary film to do with pressing social matters. He has a Masters in Film and Television Studies from Dublin City University. His debut feature documentary It’s Not Yet Dark, based on the best-selling book by Simon Fitzmaurice, premiered at Sundance 2017.


It's Not Yet Dark

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Simon Fitzmaurice came to EIFF in 2016 with his feature debut, My Name is Emily. This new documentary tells his story of his brave fight against the life changing effects of the degenerative disease ALS (a form of MND). The film is as much the family’s story as it is Fitzmaurice’s; not least his wife Ruth’s, whose own journey of self-discovery is utterly breathtaking. Sobering in its honesty, and bereft of all nods to sentimentality, this is a deeply enlightening, and absolutely inspirational watch. 

This film is supported by Culture Ireland.

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