Vico Films and Wildcard Distribution have released the first trailer for Peter Foott’s debut Irish comedy, The Young Offenders. The film premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh on July 8th, before opening nationwide on September 16th.

Inspired by the true story of Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy road movie about best friends Conor and Jock, two inner-city teenagers from Cork who dress the same, act the same, and even have the same bum-fluff moustaches.

Jock is a legendary bike thief who plays a daily game of cat-and-mouse with the bike-theft-obsessed Garda Sergeant Healy. When a drug-trafficking boat capsizes off the coast of West Cork and 61 bales of cocaine, each worth €7m, are seized, word gets out that there is a bale missing.  The boys steal two bikes and go on a road trip hoping to find the missing bale which they can sell so as to escape their troubled home lives…. But Sergeant Healy is in hot pursuit.

The film stars newcomers Alex Murphy and Chris Walley, Ciaran Bermingham (Patrick’s Day), and Hilary Rose (The Centre,The Republic of Telly). Produced by Julie Ryan, it is a Vico Films production with Cormac Fox and Michael Doherty as executive producers. Creative talent includes Director of Photography Patrick Jordan (Talking to My Father, Leave), and Editor Colin Campbell (You’re Ugly Too), with music from Ray Harman (Love/Hate, Patrick’s Day)

Tickets for the Galway Film Fleadh screening on July 8th at 8pm are now on sale, Director Peter Foott and cast will attend.

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