Get Up and Go: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh


The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)

Get Up and Go

Thu 10th July

Town Hall Theatre


The world premiere of writer/director Brendan Grant’s new feature, Get Up and Go, will take place on 10th July 2014 at the Galway Film Fleadh. Starring Killian Scott and Peter Coonan, the film takes a bohemian trip through Dublin as two 20-somethings come to terms with their failing artistic careers. Get Up and Go, the second feature written and directed by Grant, was produced by Fastnet Films and was acquired by Wildcard Distribution in June.

Speaking about the film’s premiere at Galway, Brendan Grant said, “It’s great that the film is on in Galway and that it can be our premiere too; we haven’t even had a cast and crew screening so it will be amazing to see it for the first time in front of a live audience. The Fleadh is synonymous with receptive and knowledgeable audiences and has always proved to be a great launch-pad for Irish cinema.”

When Alex (Coonan) discovers that his girlfriend is pregnant, he refuses to allow her derail his plans to leave Dublin for the bright lights of London. Meanwhile Coilin’s (Scott) carefully constructed world of hopes, dreams and expectations begins to come crumbling down around him. Set against the backdrop of famous Dublin locations, pubs, and clubs, Get Up and Go shows a youthful and vibrant Dublin, rarely seen on film.

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

Cast and crew will attend.

Director: Brendan Grant

Cast: Killian Scott, Peter Coonan, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Sarah Lloyd-Gregory, Sarah McCall

Script: Brendan Grant

Producers: Macdara Kelleher, Juliette Bonass (Co-Producer Felicity Oppé)


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