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


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

Poison Pen

Fri 11th July

Town Hall Theatre


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