Directed by Darren Thornton | Ireland | 2016 | 82 min
A Perfect Night For A Date: Romances That Bridge the Divide
'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. 'A date for Mad Mary' is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.
Winner- Breakthrough Award - Irish, Best Irish Film - Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2016
Winner - Bingham Ray New Talent Award, Best Irish Feature Film Galway Film Fleadh 2016
Winner - Best Supporting Actress, Best Film - Irish Film and Television Awards 2017
Winner - Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Acting - Newport Beach Film Festival 2017