Principal Photography has begun on Darren Thornton’s debut feature A Date for Mad Mary.
‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is the Maid of Honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ for the wedding, on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary is determined to prove her wrong. She throws herself into the local dating scene, in the hope of finding a nice guy who’ll look good in a tux. But finding a date in a town where everyone knows your name, and your reputation, is not going to be easy…
A Date for Mad Mary is a funny and truthful story about a small town girl struggling to find her way in a grown up world.
The film stars an ensemble of young Irish actors including Seana Kerslake, Charleigh Bailey and Tara Lee as well as established talent including Denise McCormack and Norma Sheehan.
A Date for Mad Mary will shoot in and around Dublin and Drogheda for 5 and half weeks and is backed by the Irish Film Board, Element Pictures Distribution, BAI and TV3.