An Irish feature length film that has been entirely produced by students has secured a slot in the Galway Film Fleadh for the first time in the festival’s twenty-year history. Written and directed by recent Dublin City University graduate John McKeown, the romantic-comedy Six Semesters is to play in the Wildcard Category of the International festival on the 9th of July.
Shot almost exclusively on the DCU campus, Six Semesters was filmed while the majority of the cast and crew were in their final year of study in DCU. A romantic comedy set over three years of a college degree course, the film centres on Eddie (Dallan McCormick) and his unique, entrepreneurial part-time job – breaking up couples. However, his somewhat suspicious view of love and romance takes an interesting turn when Ailbhe (Marie-Claire Hoey), a girl he meets on the very first day of college, begins to feature heavily in his complicated life.
Among the cast are students who went on to star recently in Rent: The Musical at the Olympia Theatre as well as current MTV News presenter Laura Whitmore.