Uncertain about the future Evan starts recording a series of home movie messages for Molly in an attempt to offer some helpful fatherly advice and a document of who he is for Molly when she is older. The home movie recordings unintentionally end up capturing the emotional rollercoaster Evan and Laura go through as they come to terms with their predicament and events build towards a climax.
The story deals with universal themes of love and loss, death, birth, and healing all told through a distinctly Irish focused lens drawing on and depicting Ireland’s changing culture and way of life.
The film was shot over 5 days in Navan Co. Meath on a shoestring budget by a group of passionate up and coming Irish filmmakers.
Director Cathal Kenna said, “In recent times some of my close family and friends have been affected by cancer. ‘For Molly’ came about as a result of those experiences. With this film, I hope we can highlight some important issues relating to cancer care and prevention by raising awareness particularly among younger sections of the population. I also hope the film will serve as a tool to promote the great work performed by local cancer support groups, services, and advocates working to ensure that the best possible care is available to those experiencing the impact of the disease in Ireland. We will be donating our portion of the films opening night box office proceeds from all of our nationwide screenings to the following Irish cancer support groups and promoting their services of as part of our media work for the film.”