‘An American Wake’ Wraps

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Irish experimental feature film An American Wake recently wrapped its two day shoot.

The film follows Eric on his last day in Ireland as he prepares to emigrate to the United States. Cue several chance encounters, some friendly surprises and one girl desperate to keep him from leaving….

An American Wake was shot as part of an experiment to see if a full length 76 page feature film could feasibly be shot in 48 hours.

Beginning at 6am on Friday morning, principal photography wrapped at 5:18am on Sunday and marked a total shoot time of 47 hours and 18 minutes – the first time that an Irish film crew has managed to pull of such a feat.

Backed by Filmbase, and produced by Craig Moore, An American Wake was directed by Rian Mahood Gallagher and lensed by Conor Fleming. It stars Barry Kellaghan, Kellie Ni Dhuibhir, Simon O’Neill, Eoin Bartley, Vicky Goslin, and Hazel Gavigan.

The film was shot entirely on location in Bray, Co.Wicklow. It has now entered post-production.


‘An American Wake’ to Shoot in 48 Hours

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An American Wake, an experimental production,aims to shoot a full-length feature film in 48 hours, from the 19th February to the 21st February.

The film follows Eric, a young man in Bray who is about to start a new life in America. We follow Eric on his last day in Ireland as loose ends are tied off and his friends attempt to give him a going away party to remember.

It will be produced under the Filmbase Presents banner, and will be directed by Rian Mahood Gallagher. The film stars Eoin Bartley, Kellie Ni Dhuibhir, Simon O’Neill, Barry Kelleghan, Vicky Goslin and Hazel Gavigan and will be shot on location in Bray.

Extras will be required for the shoot. Interested parties can apply by emailing anamericanwake@gmail.com