Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh preview: The Shadows


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

The Shadows

Friday, 12th July

Town Hall Theatre


Shot in Bective and Navan, County Meath, The Shadows will have its world premeire at the 25th Galway Film Fleadh. Directed by Colin Downey, and produced by Eimear O Kane for Emu Productions, the film is based on a fairytale of the same name by George MacDonald and follows a young boy’s adventures into the ‘World of Shadows’.

The Producer, Eimear O Kane, spoke to Film Ireland about screening at Galway. ‘It is wonderful to have the world premiere of The Shadows at the Galway Film Fleadh. We have just completed the film and we are very excited to watch it with an Irish audience. It is a great start to what we hope will be a very successful festival run for the film.’

The Shadows follows the adventures of a lonely young boy, Matthew (Lorcan Melia), as he discovers a key to a parallel world of mystery and magic beneath his grandmother’s garden. Matthew meets a Shadowman named Yorrick (Michael Parle) who guards an ancient crown of gold and his Shadow Guardian, Alice (Emma Eliza Regan) and learns of his great destiny to one day rule the legendary Kingdom of Shadows. But in an icy lair far to the north, the wicked witch Geldren (Natalia Kostrzewa) soon hears of the boy and comes to take his crown away.

Filmed through the prism of a child’s imagination, The Shadows evokes the longing for adventure and escape from the mundane that all children share and perhaps none of us ever really lose.

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


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