Principal photography has begun in West Cork on Carmel Winters’ new feature drama Float Like a Butterfly. The film is shooting for 5 weeks between Skibbereen and Goleen, finishing on October 15th.

Set in 1960’s/70’s Ireland, the film stars Hazel Doupe (Into the Badlands, Michael Inside) and Dara Devaney (Grace Harte, An Klondike) in the leads of Frances and Michael respectively.

The cast also includes a host of talented new and established Irish screen actors, including Lalor Roddy (Maze, Michael Inside), Hilda Fay (Fair City, Kisses), Aidan O’Hare (Resistance, Maze), Lisa Lambe (Olive, Bachelor’s Walk), Aaron Monaghan (Striking Out, Maze), and introducing Johnny Collins.

Float Like a Butterfly has been long gestating for writer/director Winters. Her debut feature, Snap, was released in 2011 and won awards both home and abroad, including Best Film and Best Director from the Dublin Critic’s Circle at the Dublin International Film Festival. In the interim she has worked in theatre and was Film Artist in Residence (Screenwriter) from 2014 to 2015 at University College Cork.

The film is produced by Martina Niland and David Collins for Port Pictures and Samson Films and co-produced by Cathleen Dore. It has received financial support from the Irish Film Board and The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Post production will take place at Egg Post Production.

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