Small Change got a great review in todays Irish Times from Donald Clarke.
“…For this writer, however, the highlight of the new Irish shorts was unquestionably Cathy Brady’s Small Change . The scenario could hardly sound more grim – a single mother struggles with an addiction to slot machines in a border town – but, energised by truthful performances, sumptuously fluid photography and a disciplined, unhurried script, the film boldly, loudly announces the arrival of a striking new talent.
Brady certainly profits from the contributions of Nora-Jane Noone, tormented as the mum, and from Rocchini Luca, her cinematographer. There is, however, no denying the dominance of the young director’s distinctive cinematic voice.
Brady’s arrival promises great things. Michael Dwyer, the late I rish Times film correspondent, to whom this year’s festival is dedicated, would have been greatly encouraged. It’s dark. It’s cold. But the future looks a little less menacing.”