The Invention

  • Stage 32 Showcase
  • 19min
  • Narrative Short
  • 2019

In 1960s Belfast, a young boy comes of age while devising a plan to steal cigarettes.

Leo is a producer and director based out of Northern Ireland. His first feature film, Braxton Butcher was a nominee for iHorror's 2017 Best Indie Film award. His short film The Invention was a winner at the Pasadena Film Festival, the Sydney Indie Film Festival and the Stage 32 Short Film Contest.


What's Next Films Ltd.


Leo McGuigan

Executive Producer

Chris Patterson

Executive Producer

Aidan Largey


Leo McGuigan


Leo McGuigan

Director of Photography

Alasdair McBroom

Sound Designer

Chloe Dalzell

Production Designer

Sarah Rachel McKnight