Iris Productions


Perpetually single, Frederick envies his fabulous gay friend Joe, who seems to have a never-ending supply of paramours despite being happily married himself. But when Frederick’s meddling mother arrives for a visit, she thrusts him into a forbidden romance, and a series of unforeseen betrayals hilariously expose some carefully held secrets. The film stars Welsh Icon Ruth Madoc, Stifyn Parri and Richard Elis.


Sarah Smith (2019 Iris Prize Winner)


Grant Vidgen, Phillip Guttmann, Mathew David


Phillip Guttmann


Richard Elis, Ruth Madoc and Stifyn Parri



Wales, UK, 25 Minutes, Rated:15

International Screenings:

  • Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, Minnesota – April 2023
  • Roze Filmdagen, Amsterdam – March 2023
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney, Australia – February 2023
  • TLVFest, Israel – November 2022
  • Newport Beach Film Festival, California – October 2022
  • Mill Valley Film Festival, California – October 2022
  • Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff – October 2022

UK Screenings:

  • Pontio, Bangor – February 2023
  • Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff – February 2023
  • Home, Manchester – February 2023
  • Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth – February 2023
  • Winter Gardens, Blackpool – February 2023
  • Pontardawe arts centre, Pontardawe – February 2023
  • National Museum, Cardiff – February 2023
  • Arts University Plymouth, Plymouth – February 2023
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth – February 2023
  • Tyneside, Newcastle – March 2023
  • Pride Cymru, Cardiff – June 2023

Festival screening requests, please contact Adnan Ahmed

“There are also several LGBTQ shorts screening at the festival in various shorts programs.
Arguably the best is Cardiff, a charming romantic comedy about Fred (Richard Elis) who is unlucky in love while his pansexual mom Sally (Ruth Madoc) and his gay friend Joe (Stifyn Parri) have multiple partners. When Fred meets Omar (Esh Alladi), he thinks he might find happiness, but the path to true love is not as straight (or gay) as it seems. Filmed in luminous black and white and filled with memorable characters and humour, Cardiff is a delight.”
– Mill Valley Film Festival, October 2022

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