Needle Exchange

Needle Exchange tells the story of Spencer and Glenn, two best friends who helped each other swap their heroin habits with a passion for tattoos. Ink is their link, but their bond is tested when a new romantic relationship threatens the friendship.

Winner – Best Short Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2011

Official Selection:

Winterthur International Short Film Festival 2013
Tampere International Short Film Festival 2011
Sheffield DocFest 2011
Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2011
Bristol Encounters International Film Festival 2011
International Competition, Cork Film Festival 2011
AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs, Washington DC 2012
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012

“The touching and brilliantly-named documentary, Needle Exchange, featured two recovering drug addicts and best friends who have taken up tattooing. Honest, heart-breaking and very, very funny; this wonderful Reality Bites piece was masterfully put together by director Colm Quinn.”

– Film Ireland review from Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011

Director – Colm Quinn (@colm_quinn)
Producer – Andrew Freedman
Director of Photography – Aidan Maguire
Editor – Maeve O’Boyle
Music – Denis Clohessy

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