In­laws meet Out­laws

Full-length fea­ture film set in West Cork show­cased.

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page - Áilín Quin­lan

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.

Pic­tures: Donie Hur­ley

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.

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