Spotless Press Kit

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Spotless is a short film directed by Emily Murray and written by Jamie Hooper.


Awards & Screenings

Winner OFFline Film Festival – Filmmaking Challenge 2017

Official Selection – Galway Film Fleadh 2017

Official Selection – Kerry Film Festival 2017

Jury’s Special Mention – Young Director Awards 2017

Short Synopsis: 

Spotless documents the hapless misadventures of Martin Vaughn, the chairperson of the Birr Tidy Towns Committee.

Long Synopsis:

Getting things clean is sort of a balancing act. Don’t clean enough and you end up with a job half-done. Clean too much and…?

For Martin Vaughan, the Chair of the local Tidy Towns Committee, it’s impossible to clean too much. But can this neurotic neat-freak balance his unruly committee, a variety of local oddballs, and a visiting movie star, and get his house in order before the inspectors arrive?

Spotless is a short mocumentary that gently pokes fun at the drama of small town committees that was filmed and edited over three days in the (very tidy) town of Birr, as part of the OFFline 57 Hour Filmmaking Challenge, taking the first place prize.

Director’s Bio:


Emily Murray is a director and editor based in Dublin, Ireland. She graduated from NUI, Galway in 2013 with a BA in English & Film Studies.

Her short film ‘Spotless’ was nominated for the Young Director Awards 2017 and received the Jury’s Special Mention in the Short Film Category.

Writer’s Bio: 


Jamie Hooper is a 26 year old Multimedia Graduate who attained his degree producing deeply silly projects, like a stop-motion animation about a sentient poo. He works in Dublin but used to aimlessly stew around the Spanish Arch, like many undiscovered artistic geniuses before him.

Main Cast:

Peter Mcgann (Republic of Telly, Cavalier, Locus of Control)


Hannah O’Reilly (Lesbro: All My Friends Are Lesbians, Fleabag, In My Father’s House)


Sean Doyle (Fair City, Killing Bono, City of Roses)


Conor Quinlan (The Siege of Jadotville, Jack Taylor)


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Still 1

Still 2



Director | Emily Murray

Writer | Jamie Hooper

DOP | Mathew Ashe

Sound Recordist | Marie Lecoq

Production Design | Aisling Ní Chulaín

Colourist | Dónal Kennedy

Prop Design | Shir Madness

Full Cast: Peter Mcgann, Hannah O’Reilly, Sean Doyle, Conor Quinlan, Benjamin Bates, Jamie Hooper, Sorrel Lampton