Fitzgerald decided to expand her career into directing after becoming frustrated with what she saw as a lack of interesting roles for older actresses.
It is to see the creative side of everyone.
The film landed Fitzgerald an nomination for Best Actress in a Lead Role.
She herself grew up among artists as the daughter of the Irish painter Sarah Fitzgerald and the artist Michael Callaby, the stepdaughter of the actor Norman Rodway and the cousin of the novelist Jennifer Johnston.
After her feature film success, she landed her first starring role in a television film,.
You can spot those family influences as soon as the actress walks into a hotel bar for our meeting: pointed snakeskin boots fake, she assures me and several layers of trailing paisley teagown worn with aplomb.
It's an attitude Fitzgerald can empathise with; so much does she relish the role of Muse that she's now hoping to play it in real life by developing a more creative career as a producer.
Here is an example of what I want.