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 recent feature documentary “Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” was released theatrically in Irish, UK, German and US cinemas last year. Mark is a member of the European Film Academy and the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland.


A Hidden Pearl

Women all over the world are disappearing. Not going missing but actually disappearing, slowly
becoming more and more translucent until they finally dissolve into a fine mist. Single mother and
civil servant, Esmé Morales is caught up in this unusual phenomenon when her nine-year old
daughter Hannah starts to become see-through. With society on the brink of collapse, Esmé turns to
her sister Deianira who has just been released from prison herself, to try find a way to save Hannah.
The sisters embark on a perilous journey to a mythical island on the coast of the unnamed country
named Delos, where it’s rumoured the process can be slowed down and possibly reversed.