Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh preview: Discoverdale


The 25th Galway Film Fleadh (9 – 14 July, 2013)


Friday, 12th July

Town Hall Theatre


On the back of an array of festival awards, Dead Cat Bounce’s comedy feature, Discoverdale, will rock up to the Galway Film Fleadh this Friday. Following an Irish band’s quest to reunite lead singer Jim with his long lost father, Whitesnake’s frontman David Coverdale, the team followed the rock band on their live world tour, shooting guerrilla-style in Dublin, London, Oslo, Copenhagen and Thurles.

Having scooped multiple awards at festivals around the world, the director George Kane talked to Film Ireland about the film coming home. “When Dead Cat Bounce and I suddenly found ourselves chasing Whitesnake around Scandinavia, we didn’t necessarily expect to come out the other end with a feature film – let alone one that would win awards and have an Irish premiere in the Fleadh. We’re unbelievably excited and honoured to screen it for a home crowd at such a great festival.”

A fly on the wall mockumentary, in the vein of Anvil and Spinal Tap, Discoverdale follows Dead Cat Bounce, a cult Irish comedy rock band, across Europe in pursuit of the legendary Deep Purple and Whitesnake rock god. With no money, contacts and absolutely no idea what they’re doing the Irish lads blag their way into countries, gigs and back stage to get Jim one step closer to a reunion with his long lost father.

Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at


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