‘Poison Pen’ Screens at IFI

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Poison Pen, a new feature film based on a screenplay by internationally renowned author Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), is set to follow up its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh with an exclusive screening in Dublin at the IFI as part of its Ireland on Sunday season.

P.C. Molloy (Lochlann Ó Mearáin), a Booker-prize-winning author, is coerced into writing for a tabloid gossip magazine. Cultures clash and sparks fly as the cerebral Molloy finds himself immersed in the world of vain celebrities and he begins to fall for his boss (Aoibhinn McGinnity). A smart and savvy romantic comedy, Poison Pen asks questions about the nature of celebrity, integrity and deception.

The directors will participate in a Q&A and Eoin Colfer and the film’s cast and crew will be in attendance. Poison Pen is a production of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course.

Poison Pen screens on Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 18.00

Tickets are on sale here

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The Light Of Day: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh

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The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)

The Light Of Day

Thu 10th July

Town Hall Theatre

23.00

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

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Poison Pen: Preview of Irish Film at the Galway Film Fleadh

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The 26th Galway Film Fleadh (8 – 13 July, 2014)

Poison Pen

Fri 11th July

Town Hall Theatre

16.00

Poison Pen, the first feature film script by Artemis Fowl author, Eoin Colfer, will premiere at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh. The film stars Lochlann O’Mearain (The O’Briens, King Arthur) as a Man Booker-winning author who is coerced into writing for a tabloid gossip magazine. A smart and savvy romantic comedy, Poison Pen asks questions about the nature of celebrity, integrity and deception.

Sharon Cronin, one of the producers of the film, told Film Ireland, “I think Poison Pen is an intelligent film, it has a lot to say and it’s very relevant. The film has some phenomenal performances, which I think will surprise people. We are all really proud to be premiering the film at The Fleadh, Galway has such a rich history of screening the very best of Irish cinema, I think we found a really good home for the first screening.”

When PC Molloy (O’Mearain) gets blackmailed into writing for the celebrity gossip magazine, ‘Poison Pen’, he begins to fall for his new boss, April Devereaux (Aoibhinn McGinnity). Soon the spotlight is turning on Molloy and he struggles to keep his own secrets off the front page. This heart-warming romantic comedy is enhanced by a talented supporting cast that includes Paul Ronan (One Hundred Mornings), Aaron Heffernan (Obama Mia!, Love/Rosie), Susan Loughnane (The Food Guide To Love, Love/Hate), Lauryn Canny (A Thousand Times Goodnight, Amber), Gemma-Leah Devereux (Get Up and Go, How to be Happy) and Mary Murray (Stalker, Love/Hate).

Poison Pen was made by students on the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course. For further details on the course, click here.

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

Cast and Crew will attend.

Directors: Steven Benedict, Lorna Fitzsimons, Jennifer Shortall
Cast: Lochlann Ó Mearáin, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Lauryn Canny, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Susan Loughnane, Paul Ronan
Script: Eoin Colfer & Graham Cantwell
Producers: Aine Coady, Sharon Cronin
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‘Poison Pen’ Wraps

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Shooting on the second feature from this year’s Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course students wraps production in Dublin this weekend.

Poison Pen stars Lochlann O Mearain (The O’Briens /King Arthur) alongside Aoibhinn McGinnity (Love/Hate) in the leading roles. Produced by Áine Coady and Sharon Cronin, the film is directed by Jennifer Shortall, Lorna Fitzsimons and Steven Benedict, and is the first feature film script written by Eoin Colfer, author of the international best-selling Artemis Fowl.

When high-brow author PC Molloy is forced to write for April Devereaux’s gossip magazine, Poison Pen, he is not only caught up in a world of stars and their secrets he is also in danger of becoming a celebrity himself. Soon the spotlight is turning on Molloy and he struggles to keep his own secrets off the front page. But when he finds himself falling for his boss will he be able to find the right words?

Filmed on location in Dublin over three weeks, with further key scenes scheduled to shoot in London this summer, Poison Pen is a heart-warming romantic comedy dealing with love, vanity and deception.

More information on the MSc Digital Feature Film Production course is available at www.filmmasters.ie

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