The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)
The Light Of Day
Thu 10th July
Town Hall Theatre
The Light of Day, the mockumentary about the making of a low-budget vampire horror flick, will emerge to sink its teeth into the Galway Film Fleadh this summer. The screening will be the world premiere of a film shot on location in Dublin city by students on the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course. For further details on the course, click here. Wooden stakes at the ready, but make sure the camera’s rolling first.
Sophie Burke, one of the producers of the film, told Film Ireland what it means to screen at Galway, “We’re delighted that The Light of Day is to have its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh and also that we have been accepted to screen in competition. Taking part in the MSc in Digital Feature Film Production at Filmbase has been challenging and fulfilling, and being accepted into Galway is, firstly, a great honour but also a fantastic way to end a great year.”
The Light of Day stars Jack Hickey as Michael, the DOP on the low-budget film, The First Bite is the Deepest, who must wrestle the a hemorrhaging production from the hapless director (Aidan Lawlor). Along the way Michael must tackle other demons in the form of a desperate producer (Dermot Magennis), the writer of the source material (Lorna Larkin), peanut allergies and product placement deals. This hilarious comedy goes for the neck and gets under the skin of the struggles and stresses of low-budget filmmaking.
Tickets are available to book from the Town Hall Theatre on 091 569777, or at www.tht.ie.
Cast and Crew will attend
Directors: Amy Carroll, Conor Dowling, Eoin O’Neill
Cast: Jack Hickey, Aidan Lawlor, Lorna Larkin, Dermot Magennis, Carl Shaaban, Niamh Algar
Script: Chris Brennan
Producers: Sophie Burke, Simon Connolly