Karl Spain and Brendan Corcoran

Karl Spain and Brendan Corcoran

On Halloween night Young Irish Film Makers will hold the premiere of their summer production First Confession.

Starring in the film is the renowned Irish actress Pauline McLynn and funny man Karl Spain who will be walking the red carpet on the night. The films younger stars include newcomer Ferdia Roche as Jackie, a young boy, who is due to make his first confession before receiving his first Holy Communion. Jackie fears confessing his terrible sins because they include trying to kill his spiteful sister with a bread knife. The film follows poor Jackie as he struggles to keep from murdering his enemies, avoid the fires of Hell and cope with the mysteries of a dark confession box!

The film is based on the famous short story by Frank O’Connor and was adapted into a screenplay by Mike Kelly. All the lead child actors were chosen from the Young Irish Film Makers acting programme. The film is set in the 1950’s Ireland and was shot in and around Kilkenny City. Darragh Kelly, one of the producers explained a bit about the production “The cast and crew had a great time on the shoot which took two weeks of hard work and real focus from all involved. We are very proud of what we have achieved and of everyone who was a part of process.”

This highly anticipated premiere will be held at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Halloween night at 7:30. Cast, Crew and members of the public are all welcome to come along and enjoy the very first screening.

Young Irish Film Makers based in Kilkenny but also do outreach work nationwide. The Young Irish Film Makers is the only Film Training and Production Studio in the world for young people, aged 10 – 18 years.


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