Irish writer/director Liam O Mochain’s new feature film Lost & Found will play at the 2017 IndieCork Film Festival on Friday, October 13th at 3pm at the Blacknight Festival Centre @ The Village Hall. The film premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, before which we caught up with the director.

Lost & Found is an anthology film, with 7 interconnecting stories set in and around a lost & found office of an Irish train station.  All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found, and characters that come in and out of each other’s lives.  It was filmed over a 5 year period and completed in 2017. O Mochain (WC, The Book That Wrote itself) describes it as “the stories in Lost & Found were inspired by stories or incidents that happened to either me, people I know or to others I was told about. I changed names, locations and details and interwove the stories and incidents together to make the film.”

Lost & Found was filmed over 17 days from 2011 to 2016 in various locations in Dublin and Co. Laois in Ireland and recently completed post in Screen Scene in Dublin.

The ensemble cast includes Norma Sheahan (Moone Boy,Handsome Devil), Liam Carney (Red Rock, Outlander), Aoibhin Garrihy (The Fall), Anthony Morris (Games of Thrones), Liam O Mochain (Covet, WC), Seamus Hughes (Jimmy’s Hall), Olga Wehrly ( Without Name), Brendan Conroy (Vikings), Barbara Adair (Ripper Street, Grabbers), Tom O Suilleabhan (Maze, Fifty Dead Men Walking), Diarmuid Noyes (Borgia, Killing Bono), Lynette Callaghan (Cold Feet), Daniel Costelloe (Albert Nobbs, Magdalene Sisters), and Donncha Crowley (Fr. Ted).

Liam Carney in Lost and Found

Liam Carney in Lost and Found

The crew of Lost & Found are writer/director Liam O Mochain (WC, The Book That Wrote itself), producer Bernie Grummell (WC,The Book That Wrote Itself), DoP Fionn Comerford (Penny Dreadful, Vikings, Roy,), production designer David Wilson (Omagh,Some Mothers Son), sound Niall O’Sullivan (Frank) and Philippe Faujas (Eden, Pure Mule), makeup & hair Caoimhe Arrigan (Death of a President, Stella Street), editor Ciara Brophy (Oscar-nominated The Crush, Savage Eye), and composer Richie Buckley (WC,The General).

Lost & Found is O Mochains third feature film, having also made numerous short films, documentaries and TV shows. His 2007 feature film WC won Best Foreign Film at Las Vegas Int. Film Festival and Best Film at the Waterford Film Festival.  WC also screened at Montreal World Film Festival, Galway, Dublin, Arizona and the Cairo International Film Festivals.  Liam’s debut feature film The Book That Wrote Itself garnered a lot of international interest, had its world premiere at the 1999 Galway Film Fleadh, before internationally premiering at the 1999 Vancouver International Film Festival. Fortune, his first short film, won best short film at the 1998 Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.

The film premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh, before which we caught up with the director.

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