Yesterday, to celebrate what would have been the 71st birthday of legendary Irish singer Phil Lynott, Break Out Pictures is a new Irish film and event cinema distribution company founded by Nell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn. released the trailer and poster for Emer Reynold’s new feature documentary Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away.
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away is a feature documentary on the life and music of Phil Lynott, telling the story of how a young black boy from working-class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s greatest Rock Star. As the lead singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer.
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away is a Globe Production in association with Fís Éireann/ Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry.. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films.
Director Emer Reynolds is one of Ireland’s best known film editors and recently directed the Emmy-award-winning feature documentary The Farthest.
It will be released in Irish cinemas later this autumn.