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Kilrush ghosts to feature in movie

A BOOK depicting life in Kilrush in the 1940s is currently being made into a Hollywood film. Ghosts of Kilrush, which was written by Joe Riley who now lives in the Philippines, was published in 2003. He sold the film rights for a mere dollar. “The story in the book is very simple,” Joe explained. “You had Auntie May, whose son was murdered at St Senan’s Well. I was a little kid of four years of age. I had no mum or no dad. What ended up happening was two people mending each other. That’s what the story is about.” The book is being made into a film by Los Angeles-based Grafton Street Productions, whose executive producer is Chris Cusack. He is a former associate producer with the Disney ABC Television Group and an executive producer with Vin Di Bona Productions. “He has roots, I believe, in Clare,” Joe said. Some of the film crew were in Kilrush in early …

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From the Banner to Hollywood

A SHORT film co-produced by two Ennis companies and shot in Feakle is set to go from the Banner to Hollywood, having wowed the international film festival scene. The film, The Long Night Followed, has just won an award for Best Short Narrative at the TOFF International Film Festival based in New York and has been selected for the Miami Independent Film Festival and Los Angeles CineFest. Preparations are also being made for the film to be shown at an upcoming festival in Berlin. Lead actor Zeb Moore was also nominated for Best Actor at the 12 Months Film Festival in Romania. Hopes are high that local film lovers will get a chance to see the film, with efforts being made to have it screened at the upcoming Richard Harris International Film Festival. Co-produced by Scorpion Films and Black Umbrella Productions, the film was written and directed by Bill Bradshaw. Bill said the team have been very surprised by the …

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A dollar to shoot Ghosts of Kilrush

By Peter O’Connell GHOSTS of Kilrush, an autobiographical account of life in the West Clare town in the 1940s, is to be made into a Hollywood film by Los Angeles based Grafton Street Productions. The book, which was written by Joe Riley, who now lives in the Philippines, was published in 2003. He sold the film right for a mere dollar. “The story in the book is very simple,” Joe Riley told The Clare Champion this week. “You had Aunty May whose son was murdered at St Senan’s Well. I was a little kid, four years of age. I had no mum or no dad. What ended up happening was, two people mending each other. That’s what the story is about,” he explained. Chris Cusack is executive producer with Grafton Street Productions and is a former associate producer with the Disney ABC Television Group and an executive producer with Vin Di Bona Productions. “He has roots, I believe in Clare,” …

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