The feature film Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne, written and directed by Conor McDermottroe, has been selected for the Main Competition as part of the Camerimage Cinematography Festival in Poland.
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne portrays the life of Austin ‘Occi’ Byrne who is brought up in Sligo by his alcoholic mother and who suffers traumatic bullying at the hands of a local gang because he has no father. In the hopes of unlocking his own identity and overcoming the past that haunts him, he sets out to find his father and discover the secret of his birth.
For more information visit the official website www.swansongthemovie.com
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