Stay: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh



Fri 11th July



Stay, the lastest film from director Wiebke von Carolsfeld, has been selected to screen at the 26th Galway Film Fleadh. Co-produced by Samson Films, it stars Orange is the New Black‘s Taylor Schilling as a young Canadian woman who decides to leave her life in Conemara when she discovers the father of her unborn child has no interest in raising the child.

Wiebke Von Carolsfeld told Film Ireland, “I am absolutely thrilled to bring Stay home to Ireland. It was a blast to shoot the Irish part of the film in Connemara. The crew was an absolute delight, working with true dedication under sometimes less than ideal conditions – we managed to shoot the film in the rainiest June on record. The actors were uniformly inspiring”.

Shot across Co. Galway and Montreal, the film is an Irish-Canadian co-production between Dublin’s Samson Films and Canadian-based production companies Amerique Films and Submission Films.

Schilling plays Abby, the woman who’s life is rocked when the man she loves Dermot, played by Aidan Quinn, want nothing to do with their unborn child. Stay is an exploration of how our past defines our present and our need to engage with others defines our future.

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


Producer Martin Paul-Hus will attend the screening.

Director: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Cast: Aidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Michael Ironside

Script: Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Producers: David Collins, Martin Paul-Hus, Andrew Boutilier


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