I wrote A Significant Nothing (originally — and, you might say, oddly — titled Cow Goes Moo) back in June. It’s a short script about human behviour and relationships in the age of social media and increasingly invasive, ever-absorbing, frequently distracting technology.
Our protagonist — an introverted doctor who lives a life removed from the hustle and bustle of the city in which he works — has found it difficult to make genuine connections with people for most of his adult life. And despite being quite romantic at heart, he has become disconnected, resigning himself to a life on his own. But when he treats an odd, overly anxious patient, he gets that inexplicable feeling in the pit of his stomach, and he’s hopeful for the first time in a long time that he has found someone with whom he can connect.
The problem is — has he found hope in a hopeless person?
You can read A Significant Nothing here: A Significant Nothing
The Dublin Inquirer’s glowing review of the feature film I wrote ‘A Day Like Today’ – something to come back to every now and then 😉
“Walsh, screenwriter Shane Coules and the entire cast and crew of the production have made something very special.”
If your mouth were a cave
I would crawl into it,
and find my way to the cranial staircase.
I would reach for every message —
every signal sent — and read each one earnestly.
If your thoughts were an ocean
I would dive into it,
and let the tides carry me wherever.
If your body were a mountain
I would ascend it,
and gather from the scree the pieces of you that were lost over the years.
I would tackle your crags and your slopes
until I reached your peak, holding your fragile fragments in my cupped hands.
If my body were a diary
I would open my pages for you
so you could write down all the things that you cannot tell me.