Directed by Darragh Byrne with “a determination to look at the area of homelessness from a non-sterotypical perspective”, 'Parked' was funded by the Irish Film Board and filmed in Dublin. It was the joint winner of the Best First Feature prize at the Galway Film Fleadh and was officially selected for festivals in Busan, San Francisco, Rotterdam, Torino, Newport and Boston.
Fred (Colm Meaney, The Snapper), has fallen on hard times and finds himself living in his car with little hope of improving his situation. That all changes when he forms an unlikely friendship with Cathal (Colin Morgan, Merlin), a dope-smoking 21-year-old with a positive attitude, and his new ‘neighbour’ in the Dublin car park they call home.
Cathal is determined to help Fred sort his life out. He modifies his car, helps him sign on the dole and make a friend in Jules, an attractive music teacher. But as Fred struggles with his pride to tell Jules about his ‘home’, and Cathal’s drug habit spirals out of control, their friendships are tested as their lives change forever.