Short Film ‘The Grand Canal’ in Pre-Production

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The Grand Canal is a live-action short film about an old homeless man Frank, who sits beside the statue of Patrick Kavanagh on the banks of the Grand Canal and believes that he is actually talking to the poet.

Frank reveals elements of his chequered past to the statue and we soon discover that they are old acquaintances and their lives are connected by Frank’s mother. Because of this unexpected encounter perhaps Frank will have the courage to talk to his estranged family and get his life back on track?

All this thanks to a quiet man with nothing to say.

The film stars   Tommy O’Neill (The General, The Boxer, Veronica Guerin) and is written and directed by Richard Keane (Bird Food, Doc McStuffins, Henry Hugglemonster) and produced by Emma OwenBabyjane Productions (Fishbowl City, The Yank, Jack Taylor).

Check out the Facebook page and you can support the project here, which is scheduled to shoot on the 6th of October.




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