BY PETER ALLEN
DUNMANWAY native, Brendan Hayes, is all set to premier his film ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ which was shot around the town and features mainly local actors.
Brendan wrote, produced and directed the film which he started shooting in September 2016 and which took 18 months to complete and which will premier in the Parkway Hotel on April 27th at 8pm. The lead actors are Michael Kennedy and Grace Corrigan, with a cast of 50 others including many locals as well as members of the Killmeen and Ahakeera drama groups.
The feature film was made without state funding and features Pascal Scott (The Young Offenders) and the late Michael Twomey (Cha & Miah) in what was his last role before his passing.
The film outlines a tale of a proposed marriage between a young man from a poor demographic to a young lady from a well-heeled background. It runs tandem with the antagonistic disapproval from the young lady’s father and a caper about a criminal outfit, hunting for a large sum of cash that has mysteriously disappeared.
A number of Dunmanway businesses helped out, while St Patricks Church and St Mary’s Church of Ireland played critical roles in production. Other prominent locations that are present in the final film include: Ballinacarraiga Castle, Derrinacahara School, Ballybrack Equine and Kilmaloda House.
Tickets for the Parkway premier are on sale from Walsh’s Londis, KCK electrical, Tar Isteach charity shop and the Parkway Hotel which will be transformed into a cinema for the event, with a 14-foot wide screen.
Watch the trailer here: