Suisha Film Project

Sunflower Crush was written by  Allsion O’Flynn , Ciaran Bermingham and Suisha Arts, and directed by Alison O’ Flynn.

A man falls in love with the girl who works in the local shop.“He loved her, he lost her, the consequences were crushing”

This film was created by people who have intellectual disabilities and film makers. We started the process by holding discussions and workshops on how what direction the film should go.

From there we started to draw out the characters and dress them by how we would see them dressed and looking. 

The next stage we listen back to the discussions and started putting pen to paper to create our script. We continued this process for over a year.

Finally after 18 months the script was developed.

The next stage of the process we made storyboards of each scene plotting the camera shots and location sites.

Actors were auditioned and off we went to make a film.

Film Festival Credits

Fastnet film Festival 2019

First cut Film Festival 2019

Director Allison O’ Flynn, Writer Suisha arts Theatre group, Allison O’ Flynn , Ciaran Bermingham

Executive  Producers Suisha Arts / Cope Foundation , Producer Paul Sherlock

Director of Photography Matt Aucott


Mark : Diarmuid O’ Leary Melissa: Amber Deasy Lucy : Meave O’Flynn Jimmy : Ciaran Bermingham

Melissa’s  Boyfriend: Niall Holland Detective: ED O’ Donoghue Garda: Alan Hurson

Person in the shop: John Bransfield

Camera assistant Gul Cicek Editor Matt Aucott, Allison O’ Flynn Production designer Laura Pearse

Music Composer/performer Martina Stafford 

Sound Recording Cormac Brenock

Sound recording assistants

Sarah Lynch, Brid Heffernan, Megan O’ Halloran, Aoife O’Sullivan, Katie Coleman

2nd Assistant Directors

John Bransfield, Paul Fitzgerald, Donal O’ Shea, Niamh Cafferkey ,


Domino’s pizza Cork, Sober lane Bar and Restaurant

Special Thanks to:

Cope Foundation

Hanley’s shop Mayfield

Mayfield Garda station

Domino’s Pizza Cork

Sober Lane Bar and restaurant, Cork.

Eoin Nash (Manager Creative Therapies, Cope Foundation)

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