The Herd

    • Director

      Ken Wardrop

    • Credits

      Andrew Freedman

      Denis Clohessy

    • Principal Cast

      Ethel Wardrop
      Trevor Wardrop

  • Category


This humorous documentary short features a young deer living among cattle and going through an ‘identity crisis’. Over shots of the deer prancing about the herd, a farmer and his mother discuss how to get rid of this unwanted visitor. Lovingly shot and with a chirping soundtrack that plays off the deer’s springing movements, The Herd was nominated for the Best Short Film award at the Oberhausen European Film Festival in 2009.

Best Short Documentary Award at the 22nd Galway Film Fleadh 2010.

Also available as part of Wardrop's Shorts, a programme of five shorts directed by Ken Wardrop and produced by Andrew Freedman.

4 minutes, Ireland, 2008, Colour

The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland