Ardal O’Hanlon and Shane Murray Corcoran
Twice Shy, an independent Irish movie, that tackles the topical subject of abortion, is near completion, after less than a year in production. The film features top Irish talent such as Ardal O’Hanlon and Pat Shortt.
Twice Shy is a modern coming-of-age drama, that centres around a young couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London. The young, unmarried couple is played by Shane Murray Corcoran (King Arthur, Angelas Ashes) and Iseult Casey, who makes her debut on the big screen. They take the trip as the result of an unplanned pregnancy and have some life changing decisions to make. The film portrays their journey, through the ups and downs of their relationship, and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (After Hours, Fr. Ted), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage), Mary Conroy (Ros na Run) and Paul Ronan (Love/Hate).
Director Tom Ryan says, “Although it’s fundamentally a story about young love, Twice Shy explores how leaving home to have an abortion overseas can affect a relationship. We hope to do this in a relevant non-judgemental manner.”
The film is expected to be completed this Christmas, with the aim that it would be launched at a film festival in the spring, followed by a general release in cinemas and later online.