Story Factory Team with Ian McDonagh (Cork County Council) at Cork Film Festival

Story Factory Team with Ian McDonagh (Cork County Council) at Cork Film Festival

Story Factory announced that their new short film, The Blow-Ins, has secured funding from the Cork County Council via the newly created Cork Screen Commission (CSC).

The CSC, which boasts Neil Jordan and Jeremy Irons as ambassadors, was set-up to promote the Cork region as an attractive film-making destination.

The Blow-Ins’ producer Raymond McSweeney worked closely with Ian McDonagh, Arts Officer at Cork County Council to secure the funds and received support from Jason O’Mahony of the CSC throughout the film shoot.

‘We are proud to have one of the first projects to receive funding through this new initiative. It will now enable Story Factory to promote and distribute The Blow-Ins both nationally and on the international festival circuit,’ said Raymond.

The Blow-Ins completed principal photography in West Cork in September and is currently in post-production. The supernatural comedy was written and directed by CJ Scuffins and co-produced by its lead actor, Jill Sartini (Prodigal Son).

The CSC launched its website at the 56th Corona Cork Film Festival on Friday 11th November. Story Factory’s first short film, Prodigal Son, was nominated for a Best National Short Film award at the festival.



  1. raymond McSweeney Reply

    would it be possible for you to e.mail me a picture of one of the few other Ray McSweeney’s………. I’m twice his age and can trace my origins back to West Cork = Aherla/Ragh. It’s clear he’s “Blown in” to West Cork and that I’m a dilute twice-removed
    (generation-wise) “W.C.” (Just thought of that !!!)
    product. If you don’t you don’t but I’m a little intrigued.
    Ray McSweeney

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