The Eoin Colfer-penned romantic comedy Poison Pen will have its TV premiere on UTV Ireland on Saturday, March 26 2016 at 8:30pm.
The romantic comedy stars Lochlann O Mearáin (Pilgrimage/Outlander) alongside Aoibhinn McGinnity (Love/Hate) and follows washed-up author PC Molloy who is forced to write for April Devereaux’s gossip magazine Poison Pen. He becomes caught up in a world of stars and their secrets and is soon in danger of becoming a celebrity himself. With the spotlight turning to Molloy, he struggles to keep his own secrets off the front page.
Poison Pen was directed by Lorna Fitzsimons, Jennifer Shortall and Steven Benedict, and made as part of the Masters in Digital Feature Film Production at Filmbase, which places an emphasis on practical filmmaking to prepare students for a future in film production.
Poison Pen was filmed on location Ireland and London and premiered at The Galway Film Fleadh in 2104 to a sold out crowd. It went on to screen in over 20 film festivals across the world including The Virginia Film Festival, Cork Film Festival, Comedy Cluj International Film Festival and the Ojai Film Festival in LA where it picked up the award for Best Narrative Feature in November 2015.
Read an interview with Lorna Fitzsimons, co-director of Poison Pen