Dympna Jardine


Dark Comedy


9 minutes


United Kingdom

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Bound by his rules, she begins to unravel.
In a house stood still in time, a woman knits, unaware her husband keeps her where he wants her. She has no say, all goes his way. In this short subversive drama without dialogue, this stuck-at-home wife finds freedom through the tool her husband uses to control her: the knitting needles. When he sets her one knitting project too many she is struck with an idea on how she can turn things around.
Wool takes on the issue of coercive control and gives it the silent treatment.


Dympna Jardine

Following a career in journalism in London, Dympna switched to acting in the late 1990s. As well as acting in various classic and modern plays she created her stand-up comedy character Daisy as a homage to her Northern Irish roots. Her first film directing was ‘Paper Lips’ (2010), a teenage-coming-of-age comedy written by Ali Oxtoby and screened at Hay-on-Wye British Film Festival. In 2015 she wrote, directed and produced the pilot episode of sitcom Off Grid. Keen to develop her craft, Dympna enrolled in Screenwriting and Film Production BA Hons at her local university in Worcester, and graduated in 2019 having made several student shorts including period drama She Wanders.