Mark Noonan

Writer / Director


A multi-award winning writer/director based in Dublin, Mark is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab. His first short films met with success at Irish and international festivals, and his feature film ”You’re Ugly Too” premiered at the 2015 Berlinale where it was nominated for the Crystal Bear and Best Debut Feature. The film has screened at over eighty film festivals around the world, winning six international awards and earning a nomination from the European Film Academy in 2015. His feature documentary “Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” was released theatrically in Irish, UK, German and US cinemas in 2018.

Mark is a member of the European Film Academy and the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.


When they all vanish

Fleeing an unhappy relationship, Daria (40) takes refuge on a remote island where her peaceful existence is shattered by the unexpected arrival of younger sister Esmé (36) and daughter Hannah (11). Headstrong and rebellious, Daria is the total opposite of her civil servant sister, but is concerned for her sister’s mental health when a frantic Esmé claims the world is coming to an end. The next day Esmé has disappeared, leaving her daughter in Daria’s care. Daria finds her already strained relationship with men challenged, as the male islanders claim to see a sickness in women — the women are gradually disappearing in front of their eyes. Amidst rumours from the mainland about the dangers of these vanishing women, a dangerous and uncertain energy spreads through the island resulting in a bizarre men’s uprising, and forcing Daria and Hannah to act quickly to discover if the vanishing is a legitimate extinction event or just another Salem witch hunt.