Cloonfad man Pat Kearney will see a dream come true with the ‘premiere’ of his hour long film “A Wedding in the Making” which takes place in The Griffin Inn, Cloonfad on Friday night, 12th November at 9.30p.m.
The project has been several months in the making and has been guided by Pat Kearney, the man who wrote the story and pioneered the entire project through vision and commitment and a lot of incredible hard work.This is Pat’s first venture into script writing and the subsequent ‘transfer’ of the story onto video. Shot on location in Cloonfad and Kiltullagh, it is very rich in the elaborate ‘sets’ which include beautiful horse-drawn caravans that combine to lend an air of authenticity to the story.All the actors and actresses are local with the exception of Tom McHale and Vincent Moylette from Foxford and Paddy Joe Tighe from Kilkelly who fits the role like a glove. A central strength in the production is that the local broad regional accent has been used to fine effect throughout, thus giving it an earthy and authentic ‘feel’.Pat Kearney’s talents have not been confined to writing the script and helping with directing the production. He has also made several impressive “props” and other essential items which add enormously to the impact of the various scenes. He further succeeded in re-opening the old forge for this production.
Those taking part in “A Wedding in the Making” are Margaret Brennan, Mary Kearney, Vincent Moylette, Tom McHale, Pat Kearney, Caroline Gormley, Michael, John and Catriona Gormley, Tom Moran, Shaun Kearney, Sharon Kearney, Kerry Walsh, Joe Sharkey, Michael Jennings, John Walsh, Gerry Cummins, Dominic Murphy, Michael Higgins, Paddy Joe Tighe and John Dowling.The director is Tom Burke while the project was filmed and edited by Gerry Geraghty.The end product, which is available on video and DVD, reflects a huge local effort and is quite a remarkable undertaking for a small community. Copies will be for sale on Friday night.
A substantial sum from the sale of the film will go towards the Kiltullagh Mentally Handicapped Association.The compere for the launch night and ‘premiere’ is Gerry Glennon from Mid-West Radio, himself a local parishioner. A full house is expected to see the new home grown ‘film stars’ around Cloonfad!