You're Not Home

When an ominous mould appears in their room, two African brothers seeking asylum are faced with a dark entity lurking within their direct provision centre.

Festivals, awards and nominations

34th Galway Film Fleadh - The Bingham Ray New Talent Award

Derek Ugochukwu
Ashraf Tumuheirwe, Aaron Katambay, Barry McEvoy, Marcus Bale, Jessica Okakpu, Mark de Carreau

Derek Ugochukwu

Derek Ugochukwu is a Dublin-based writer/director who writes modern-day fiction of the Black-Irish community. His written short, 'To All My Darlings' was shortlisted for BAFTA Awards and won the Best Short at Dublin International Film Festival 2021. His directorial debut 'You’re Not Home' won the ENGINE competition, premiered at Galway Film Fleadh 2022 where Derek was also nominated for the Bingham Ray New Talent Award. He is currently developing his first feature screenplay with Screen Ireland.


To All My Darlings (2021) - Writer/Exec Producer You're Not Home (2022) - Writer/Director


ScreenwriterDerek Ugochukwu
ProducerGreg Burrowes
ComposerFergal Lawler
EditorCiaran Murray


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