On Set of Two Gallants
Filming has wrapped on the independent short film Two Gallants. Principal photography took place over three days from 30th August – 1st September with some additional pickup shots to be shot in the lead up to post production. Filming took place in Artane, Swords and at a variety of locations in Dublin’s city centre
Written by actor Carl Finnegan and Darren McGrath, Two Gallants is an adaptation of the short story by James Joyce from the book Dubliners. Conceived against a backdrop of modern-day Dublin, a place where the stresses of the recession weigh heavily and the bright glow of the Celtic Tiger era has faded to a cloudy grey, Two Gallants sets out to paint a picture of what life is like for those whose dreams Ireland’s recession has pushed aside. The Joyce classic shows itself as applicable today as it was a century ago.
The film was directed and produced by Carl Finnegan. Associate producer was Donal Thurlow. Stuart Duff was the DOP and Simon Murphy the sound recordist. Niamh O’Malley was the make-up artist. With lighting by Mark Birney and production assistance from Ciaran Doran. The project was managed and assistant directed by Patrick Rooks
The principal cast includes Carl Finnegan, John Carey, Alicja Ayres, George Bracebridge, Mary T. McCormack, Niamh Hogan, Aaron Jenner and Amanda Coakley
The short was shot using a Canon 5D camera and will be submitted to festivals worldwide after its completion.