In an extremely fantastic turn of events, "Mystic Minnie" has also been selected for the Cynon Valley Film Festival in Aberdare, South Wales alongside "The Breaking". "Mystic Minnie" has already collected awards for Best Original Script and Best Actress (Sarah O'Toole) and Honourable Mentions for Best Short Film, Best Acting (Cast Ensemble), and Best Director (Barry Smyth).
"Mystic Minnie" was the product of the rich history of the village near where Barry Smyth was raised and has recently returned: Ardagh, Co. Longford. He was told stories by his father of how fascinating it was when anyone from abroad came to the village, which gave rise to a tale about the appearance of a seemingly supernatural American being told by a less than reputable source.
Logline: An American couple become the center of attention in a rural pub in 1950s Ireland when wagers are made on the wife's psychic abilities.