The Kerry-filmed comedy Making It is headlining the Kerry Film Festival this year as the opening night film on Wednesday 19th October.
Making It is an original feature film produced by the National Digital Skills Centre at the Kerry ETB Training Centre, Tralee.
The film tells the story of a Mike McMahon, who sets out to make his own action movie without a clue of how to do it. His efforts quickly land him in hot water with both sides of the law and the whole thing is a massive disaster with shootouts, car chases and plenty of local Kerry characters.
The movie stars Seamus Hughes who recently appeared as one of the main cast in the The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) is an all-Ireland organisation with a Membership of 1,240 individuals across 14 Chapters of Discipline. winning An Klondike for TG4. Seamus also appeared in Ken Loach’s 2014 film Jimmy’s Hall.
The film also stars Moya Farrelly who appeared opposite Aidan Quinn in the popular film This is my Father as well as RTE’s Bachelors Walk and Single Handed. In 2015, Moya appeared in the hit Walking on Cars music video ‘Speeding Cars’ which has almost 12 million views on Youtube.
Making It is directed by Eamonn Norris. Norris has made several short films prior to this and just recently finished directing episodes of season 21 of TG4s hit show, Ros na Rún.
Speaking on the selection Norris said:
We are really excited to have been chosen as the Opening Night Film at the Kerry Film Festival. It is a massive honour. The crew and cast worked so hard on Making It and I can’t wait to watch the film with them and the public too on the 19th October.
Making It was written by Norris and Fred O’Connor based on a story developed with Brian Nolan. It features a big cast of Kerry actors and the crew was made up of industry professionals, graduates and recent trainees from the Broadcast Production Course at the Kerry ETB.
Tickets to the opening night premiere are available to buy for €8 at www.kerryfilmfestival.com