Patrick is a warm, open, twenty-six year old schizophrenic. Pills and his mother’s protection mean he is no threat to himself or anyone else. Until he falls in love.

The object of his desire, Karen, a suicidal flight attendant, has no idea the intimacy she shares with Patrick might reintroduce her to living. Patrick’s obsessive mother Maura doesn’t realise her own misguided love may be more dangerous than hate. To pull Karen and Patrick apart, she enlists the help of dysfunctional detective Freeman, who will use his position to help her, for a price. A provocative and heart-breaking love story about the right to intimacy for everyone, Patrick’s Day proves, when it comes to love, we’re all a little crazy.

Following the screening there will be a public Q&A with terry mcmahon [writer/director] tim palmer [producer] and moe dunford [‘patrick’]. Hosted by contact. Chaired by tony macaulay.

Contact is proud to support the Northern Ireland premiere of ‘Patrick’s Day’. Patrick’s Day provides us with a vital insight, particularly into psychiatric illness and what it’s like to live with schizophrenia and people’s response to it. The issues raised in the film will be discussed in a post-film panel discussion/Q&A with the film’s director and panel members, including mental health service users and those working in the sector.

About Contact:  ( is one of the North’s leading counselling charities specialising in crisis counselling and suicide prevention. Contact runs the free-phone 24/ 7 crisis helpline: Lifeline 0808 808 8000.


A stunning and shattering work with a profound sense of truth to it
Very moving. Big emotions. Brilliant acting. The film that I cried most at Edinburgh Film Festival