The Young Irish Film Makers will hold the premiere of their summer production First Confession on Halloween night.
Starring in the film are actress Pauline McLynn and comedian Karl Spain, who will be walking the red carpet on the night. The film’s younger stars include newcomer Ferdia Roche as Jackie, a young boy who is due to make his first confession before receiving his first Holy Communion. Jackie fears confessing his terrible sins because they include trying to kill his spiteful sister with a bread knife. The film follows poor Jackie as he struggles to keep from murdering his enemies, avoid the fires of Hell and cope with the mysteries of a dark confession box.
The film is based on the short story by Frank O’Connor and was adapted into a screenplay by Mike Kelly. All the lead child actors were chosen from the Young Irish Film Makers acting programme. The film is set in the 1950s Ireland and was shot in and around Kilkenny City.
The premiere will be held at the Set Theatre in Kilkenny on Halloween night at 7.30. Cast, crew and members of the public are all welcome to come along and enjoy the very first screening.
YIFM is also running a Halloween camp from November 1-4 for young people aged 8-18. The enrollment cost of €100 includes snacks and a DVD copy of their movie. There will also be a movie premiere on the Friday for parents. Application forms are at www.yifm.com or call on 056 7764677.