The independently produced Irish feature film ‘Trampoline has just won the Best Narrative Feature award in New York.
The small Irish drama set and shot in Tipperary has been selected as Best Feature at this years Williamsburg Independent Film Festival in Brooklyn NY.
Trampoline is a drama about a young woman who returns to her hometown in Tipperary and gets a job teaching at her old school. She soon realizes that she is not cut out to teach and must figure out the next step in her life while struggling to reconnect with her broken family.
Written and directed by 26 year old Tipperary native Tom Ryan, the film stars Wexford actor Aoife Spratt in the lead role of Angie who recently won an award for Best Leading Actress at the Indie Fest Film Festival in LA for her performance in Trampoline.
The movie was shot with a tiny but dedicated crew on a budget of less than €1000 raised by sponsorship from local businesses in Nenagh in exchange for a shot of their shopfront in the movie and a name-check in the end credits.
The film has also screened in Ireland at the Indie Cork Film Festival and the Clones Film Festival earlier this year.
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