Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. I Used to Live Here takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communities, particularly among young people. Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast, and filmed on the streets of Tallaght in west Dublin, this film offers a striking dramatic representation of a real-life community on screen. Researched with the assistance of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, I Used to Live Here sensitively explores the tragic phenomenon of suicide clusters, a phenomenon that is affecting a growing number of communities around the world.
Best First Feature Audience Award - Galway Film Fleadh 2014