Claire Gormley gives us an insight into The Date, which screens at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
What can you tell us about The Date?
The Date is a story of young love. It centres around our couple, Sinead and Brian, played by Charlene McKenna and Rory Fleck-Byrne. It’s a really charming and sweet story. The film is directed by Selina Cartmell, the new creative director of The Gate Theatre and produced by myself for Parallel Films. Selina is obviously incredibly talented and very successful in the world of theatre so it was really exciting to work with her on her first film.
I met Selina and writer Liz Quinn on last year’s Filmbase/RTE short film’s funding scheme. I had read the script as part of the process and once I met both of the ladies I immediately knew I wanted to work with them. There was a really strong shared vision for the film and we all seemed to agree on how it would all play out.
The 29th Galway Film Fleadh runs 11 – 16 July 2017