In Orbit

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.

Featuring the original song, “Take it or Leave it” written and performed by Sarah Kinlen

In Orbit is the directorial debut from Katie McNeice, who also wrote and produced this self-funded project. McNeice is a Film MA alumni from UCC whose other credits include Co-Writer on the Irish feature film ‘Lily’ (currently in post-production) and her upcoming shorts Lambing and Focail, Baile, Croí (Words, Home, Heart), which explore themes of intersex, and the language of love and grief, respectively. The latter is the 2020 winner of the Comórtas Fisín pitching competition, which funds short films made in the Irish language.

She is also a full-time Producer with the global learning company HMH, producing audio, live action and motion graphic content for the US education system.