Peter McGann, Aoibhin Murphy and Ed Murphy in Two Cats
A short film based on the mythical two cats of Kilkenny story will have its premiere at the upcoming Kerry Film Festival.
Two Cats is a black comedy that tells the story of a woman’s struggle to scatter her dead brother’s ashes discreetly in their hometown in the aftermath of his death. The film is a modern reworking of the old story of two Kilkenny cats who fought each other to the death. It is also where the term ‘Kilkenny cat’ comes from. The film was shot around the city this past March.
It stars Aoibhín Murphy, Peter McGann, Amy Dunne, Ed Murphy and John Morton who also wrote and directed the film. It was produced by Alan Slattery, shot by Sean Clancy and features an original score from David Sheenan. The team behind the film are all part of Kilkenny production company Mycrofilms who have previously made four short films that have won awards, screened all over the world and have been broadcast on RTÉ. The film was supported by Kilkenny Arts Office under their Arts Act Grant Scheme. Two Cats is dedicated to the memory of Ross Costigan, a Kilkenny photographer and filmmaker who was a frequent collaborator of the team.
Two Cats will premiere in the Irish Shorts programme of the Kerry Film Festival on Saturday October 20thand the team plan on bringing it to more festivals in the coming months. For more on the Kerry Film Festival visit kerryfilmfestival.com and for more on the film go to facebook.com/twocatsfilm.