Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh preview: Out of Here

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

Out of Here

Saturday, 13th July

Town Hall Theatre


This Saturday the 25th Galway Film Fleadh will host the world premiere of Dublin-born filmmaker Donal Foreman’s debut feature, Out of Here. Producer Emmet Fleming and Stalker Films independently raised the money to complete this coming of age story about a young man returning home from travelling to a recession-hit Dublin.

Emmet Fleming told Film Ireland, ‘I’m hugely excited to be premiering Out of Here in Galway, as it’s a festival I’ve always loved attending. We’ve got a great slot in the Town Hall and we’re delighted with the reaction the film’s received so far’.

Donal Foreman talked to us about the influence the Fleadh had on him as a young filmmaker. ‘It means a lot to me to premiere at the Fleadh, especially because it was the first “grown up” film festival that accepted one of my short films when I was 17. I also discovered a lot of great international cinema at the Fleadh as a teenager (Abbas Kiarostami and Alexander Sokurov, for example), and got to rub shoulders (and argue with) pioneers of Irish film like Bob Quinn and Joe Comerford in the Rowing Club, which really left a lasting impression. Considering the Fleadh was really a formative part of my development as a filmmaker, it seems fitting to be back here premiering my first feature’.

Out of Here, which was shot on location around Dublin, stars Fionn Walton (What Richard Did) as Ciaran, a passionate college dropout returning home to contemporary Dublin. Having to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend, his parents and a social scene he left behind, Ciaran questions whether he should stay or go – and comes to realise the difference between being stuck and being present. Out of Here explores the dilemas facing young people in a culture still recovering from the economic crash, and will likely strike a chord with Irish audiences at home and abroad.

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


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