Kevin Henry’s Irish independent feature, Soulsmith, will have its UK premiere at the Derby Film Festival on May 2nd.

Set in the West of Ireland and Dublin, Soulsmith follows Ed Smith, a young playwright who, following great early success, hits a downward spiral both professionally and personally.

Written and directed by Kevin Henry (The Last Confession), Soulsmith is a drama starring Matthew O’Brien (The Lobster, Volkswagen Joe, Williton’s Way), alongside Caoimhe O’Malley, Conor Marren (North Circular Road, Love Rosie), Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones, How to be Happy, Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder), Tristan Heanue (In this Place, Skunky Dog, Cardboard Gangsters), and Elva Trill (Ripper Street, Red Rock).

Soulsmith

The production team includes Editor Eoin McDonagh (The Nation 1923, Natan), Director of Photography Stephen C Walsh (North Circular Road); Production Designer Aoife Murray (Darkness on the Edge of Town); Sound Designer Colin McKenna (Crone Wood, An Irish Father),  and 1st AD Siobháin Kehoe. Music comes from Michael Fleming, who did great work on The Queen of Ireland. Séamus Waters and Kevin Henry produce for Whim Productions.

Derby Film Festival is one of the leading regional film festivals in the UK. Bringing together film fans, filmmakers and industry figures, Derby Film Festival is ten days long and will run from April 28th to May 7th.

Soulsmith premiered at the 61st Cork Film Festival last November. Writer/director Kevin Henry and producer Séamus Waters will attend the Derby screening for a Q&A.

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