Tarneit (Best of Iris 2022)

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Tyrone lives with his mother and her boyfriend Pommy, a lowlife drug dealer who despises immigrants and homosexuals. Tyrone’s best friend Clinton, a refugee, lives with his older brother Shaker, who also has similarly firm ideas about race and sex. Despite these obstacles, the boys share a bond, both deaf, both neglected by family, and each dreaming of escaping from the brutal violence that surrounds them.

Production Details

Directors: John Sheddy
Writers: Elizabeth Packett
Producer: Andre Lima

Technical Details

Length: 22 mins
Certificate: 18
Format: DCP or Digital File
Language: English


  • Iris Prize 2022

Can be booked as part of the Iris on the Move 2023 touring programme:

  • The tour includes eight LGBTQ+ short films – five from the ‘Best of Iris 2022’ and three new Iris Production Films. Both programmes are available free of charge to cinemas and other venues in the UK.
  • To book or for more information including marketing assets & further programming advice, contact: adnan@irisprize.org