Principal photography will soon begin on a short film titled Skunky Dog, a contemporary drama set in a small fishing town in rural Ireland. Written and Directed by James Fitzgerald (OIC Media), shooting is scheduled for the first week of March in Galway in places like Spiddal, Barna and Connemara.

Skunky Dog tells the tragic story of Flick, a nineteen year old alcoholic boy who spends his time drinking and dreaming of a better life. Rising star, Ryan McParland will play Flick  alongside Lacy Moore who will take on the role of a young widow who turns his world upside-down by showing him some much needed affection.

Peter Ballance will take on the role of Mick Dunne, a local mechanic who sees potential in Flick and offers him the odd bit of work, when he can. This position becomes a challenge for Flick as Mick’s sexual orientation is a topic of debate amongst the local community.

Skunky Dog will be produced by Stand Mantra Productions and OIC Media in association with The National Film School at IADT.

Aidan Gault  will shoot Skunky Dog on the RED Scarlet, provided by Film Equipment Hire Ireland, and composing duties will be taken on by Patrick O’Connor who scored James’ previous short film Shadows in the Woods.