The Story

There was once an invisible optician, living in a strange and lonely world. Her story starts with a broken lens and the woman who taught her to see things differently.

Maura recounts her life story in an interview with the Head Archivist of the Human Experience Records. Hers is the greatest mission of all time, you see, because what bigger challenge can there be, than learning to love?

She begins on the day she meets Amy, a bright academic with broken glasses. For the first time in forty years, Maura wants to share her life. The only catch is leaving behind the world as she knows it.


Galway Film Fleadh

Special Jury Mention 

GAZE international lgbt film festival

Winner, Best Irish Short

Screenplay Reviews

“Interesting, topical and emotionally rich…it’s the kind of mature and intelligent project Ireland should be producing right now.”

Tomm Moore Cartoon Saloon Founder & Academy Award Nominee

“It is imperative that we increase positive visibility of older LGBT+ people in a way that portrays their experiences, their resilience and that celebrates their lives. For this reason we are supporting this short film In Orbit. And we will be supporting this initiative as much as we can.”

Paula Fagan CEO LGBT Ireland


Áine Ní Mhuirí | Elderly Maura

End of sentence, Brooklyn, Broken

Claire J. Loy | Maura

Casualty, The Outpost, Beyond the Woods

Sarah J. Kinlen | Amy

The Cured, Writing Home, Cat Calls

Olwen Fouéré | ELDERLY AMY

Nightflyers, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

Michael-David McKernan | THE INTERVIEWER

Quantico, Red Rock3 Friends

Joe McNeice | Toddler Maura

Well done on your first film, bud


Katie McNeice | Writer & director

Lily (Feature Film, Co-Writer), Flaneur

Jaro Waldeck | Cinematographer

QED, The Refuge, The Donor 

Emer Kinsella | Composer

In Full Bloom, Jungle, Sense8

Ivo Andrade | VFX Supervisor

Leandro Arouca | COLOUR GRADING

Element Post

Caimin Agnew | Sound Recordist

Detainment, Lily, The New Music


Original Score