Twice Shy, an independent Irish film that tackles the topical subject of abortion, has been officially selected to premiere at the 28th Galway Film Fleadh.

Twice Shy is a modern, coming of age drama that revolves around a young, unmarried couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London, as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey with flashbacks to happier times in their romance.

The film stars Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey in the lead roles and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (After Hours, Fr. Ted), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage), Mary Conroy (Ros na Run) and Paul Ronan (Love / Hate).

Director Tom Ryan wrote the story for Twice Shy in the hopes of reflecting a modern Ireland and addressing some topical issues in a sensitive light. It is his second film since his impressive micro budget debut film ‘Trampoline’.

Speaking on the selection director Tom Ryan said:

Although it’s fundamentally a story about young love, Twice Shy will explore how an unplanned pregnancy can affect both parties in a relationship. We hope to do this in a relevant non-judgemental manner.

Producer Fionn Greger added:

It’s a total privilege to come to Galway and premiere Twice Shy at the Fleadh. I couldn’t think of a better place to launch this fantastic film, which will have people talking about one of the most important issues in Ireland currently.

Tom teamed up with producer Fionn Greger after the two met and worked together in London. Twice Shy was filmed over the summer of 2015 in Tipperary, Dublin and London.

The film features an array of songs from fantastic talent such as Ash, Gavin Jones, Republic of Loose, Molly Sterling, Natasha Slater and The Corrs. The original score for the film was composed and arranged by Patrizio Knight. The film’s mix is being finished and mastered in London by Soho Square Studios.

Twice Shy will play at the Galway Film Fleadh on Friday July 8th at 6.30pm.

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