Inlaws meet Outlaws
Full-length feature film set in West Cork showcased.
A full-length feature film set in West Cork and featuring mostly local actors, will be screened at several venues throughout Cork over the summer months.
The lively rom-com, Inlaws
and Outlaws, in which the late popular Cork city actor Michael Twomey appears in a starring role, had its premiere, attended by an audience of about 300 people in Dunmanway recently.
“It was a sellout,” says filmmaker Brendan Hayes, who wrote, directed and produced the film, adding that demand for seats was so intense that some had to be turned away.
“There was a huge reaction to the film — it was very popular with the audience and the feedback was very positive,” said Mr Hayes, a native of Dun man way and a psychiatric nurse based at the Centre for Mental Health Care and Recovery at Bantry Hospital.
Pascal Scott, who plays the eccentric farmer in The Young
Offenders, has a cameo role in the movie, which follows the twin stories of a young woman from West Cork who wishes to marry a poor man despite her wealthy father’s disapproval, and that of a ruthless criminal gang on the trail of a substantial amount of missing money.
Mr Hayes, who is now planning a series of further screenings of Inlaws and
Outlaws, some in aid of charitable organisations, at an expected 10 venues throughout the county over the coming summer, advises fans to stay in touch with develop- ments through the film’s Facebook page, Inlaws
and Outlaws, and to follow the latest developments on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
Interest in the film, which features an exciting car chase through Dunmanway which took three days to shoot, is — more than half of the 30-strong cast is from the town of Dunmanway.
This is Mr Hayes’ third film project, along with several documentaries.
“This is the one I have most enjoyed making to date — it’s been great fun from start to finish and the cast and crew were more like a family than anything else.”
The movie, which was partially funded by Mr Hayes himself could not, however, he emphasises, have been completed without the support of residents, clergy and businesses in West Cork, primarily in the town of Dun high manway, who donated everything from wedding ensembles and the use of a Rolls Royce to flower arrangements and different venues. Work originally started on
Inlaws and Outlaws in 2016, but the film is only being screened this summer due to lack of funding.
Cast members attending the premiere of ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ in Dunmanway.
Attending the premiere of ‘Inlaws and Outlaws’ in Dunmanway were cast members, Rob Moran, Grace Corrigan and Denis Kiely.