A behind the scenes look and a view of the trailer of the short film, PADDY, which was shot in county Clare and will premiere at Film Festivals later in the year.
Patrick, a young Londoner growing up in the 1970’s, questions his identity. Living with his widowed mother and younger sister, he’s trying to honour his late Father’s memory by learning Irish music, but he discovers another music.
One that speaks for him, one that’s being created by people like him – first generation Irish. A generation that’s English but seen as Irish. A lesson that Patrick learns in a brutal fashion but emerges from with a clear idea who he is.
The film was directed by Roisín Kearney, produced by Maeve McGrath and Keith Bogue from a script by Sinéad Collopy. Open castings were held in Ennis for the young actor roles in the film. Shooting was primarily in Ennis and Shannon. This Creative Ireland and Clare County Council funded project brought young trainee participants together to work on set shadowing industry heads of department in a scheme that allowed trainee participants to explore film making skills in a practical environment.
Heads of Department included Shane Serrano as Director of Photography, Sarah Lally as 1st Assistant Director and post production was undertaken by County Clare Editor Philip Shan.
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