Urban Western Prodigal Son has just wrapped after a four-day shoot in Dublin city. Its cast includes actor Ryan Andrews (The Pool, The Clinic, Fair City), Padraig Murray (The Guards, The Clinic) and US TV actor Mark Schrier (‘Murder’, Sex and the City). Written and directed by playwright CJ Scuffins, Prodigal Son is his debut film.
Prodigal Son tells the story of gangster’s son Joe, who is brought back from the dead by mysterious corporation Prodigal Inc after an untimely death. But Joe’s mother Eileen instantly recognizes that her son is no longer himself. Once a brutal enforcer, he’s now a lost boy, afraid of his own shadow. While Joe’s father Denny forces his son to face off against psychotic teenage assassin The Boy, Eileen plots an even more sinister solution.
Prodigal Son was shot over four days (8–11 April 2010) in Finglas, Smithfield, St Stephen’s Green and Grand Canal Dock.
The film was produced by Hotel Darklight writer Eilis Mernagh and shot by award-winning cinematographer Piers McGrail (The Silver Bow, You’re Only What I See Sometimes).
Currently in post-production, Prodigal Son will be ready for festivals, both in Ireland and elsewhere, in May 2010.