Short Film

Constant Motion Pictures
Dublin, Ireland

Writer: Damian Ryan
Director: Tom Ryan

Producer: Victor McGowan  

Art Director: Victoria Alexandra Carney

'Pogonophobia' is a comedy about Cyril, a reclusive, young man who must overcome his fear of beards to find the courage to embrace life and the world outside.

Screenings & Awards;


The Toronto Comedy Feedback Film Festival

Two nominations in the 5th London Gold Movie Awards; Best Director (Thomas Ryan) & Best Actor (Abe Smyth)

Won Best Cinematography at Toronto Feedback Comedy Film Festival.

Semi-finalist in Dublin Independent Film Festival. 

OFFline Film Festival in Offaly 

Kerry International Film Festival

The Award of Excellence from Global Shorts

The 14th Waterford Film Festival

Richard Harris International Film Festival

Received 'Special Mention' for cinematography from Dublin International Comedy Festival.


The 28th Los Angeles Comedy Festival 2021.

The Venezia Shorts

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