He isn't talking about his problems. He's keeping them to himself. Becoming consumed. Isolated. Until it’s too late...
Made with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Short Film Call and starring Chris Robinson (Counsel), Kerri Quinn (Coming Home, Coronation Street and Derry Girls) and Isaac Heslip (My Mother and Other Strangers), Quiet deals with the struggles of male mental health in Northern Ireland and how economic pressures risk tearing families apart.
Jonathan Bailie, producer, screenwriter and playwright bio
Jonathan took part in the first Belfast Voices development programme with BBC Northern Ireland in 2018-2019 where he was shortlisted for BBC Three’s The Break. He also travelled to Athens, Greece with an Arts Council NI Travel Award for the Greek language premiere of his play All There Is.
He has been commissioned by Tinderbox Theatre Company (What We’re Made Of) and The Playhouse (All There Is, Grey Skies).
Jonathan has been shortlisted for BBC’s Writersroom 10, the BBC Playwright Scheme and Rough Magic SEEDS.
In 2014, he attended the Stewart Parker Trust residential for emerging playwrights at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.