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Jean-Baptiste Mauduit

Writer / Director

Jean-Baptiste Mauduit was born in Paris, France and worked as master stone carver for 14 years restoring castles throughout Europe before turning his attention to his true passion of filmmaking. His debut short “A Yodelling Hobo” was selected for the prestigious 26th Galway Film Fleadh and his follow-up “Happy Like Joplin” is entering the festival circuit in 2023.


Laurence Clifford

Writer / Producer

A native of Limerick, Ireland Laurence Clifford began filmmaking in 2014 after graduating from college and starting his own production company Rain Room Films. As a writer, director and producer of 4 short films that have garnered 13 official selections worldwide, he collaborated on “Happy Like Joplin” and is currently in pre-production on his next short to be filmed early in the new year.


Cast & Crew


John Kiley

as Joplin

Patrycja Lukasik

Aine Fahy

Simon Toal

Martin Nolan

Yvonne Ryan

as Girl A (Performance)

as Girl A (Voice Over)

as The Teacher / Radio Presenter

as Scott

as The Hostess

Piotr Stackiewicz

                  as Peter / Pierrot La Lune


Laurence Clifford


Jean-Baptiste Mauduit


Laurence Clifford


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