Emerging Irish Filmmakers launch Joyce on Film on Bloomsday
Actor/Filmmaker Carl Finnegan is on the lookout for new Irish filmmaking talent for his new ‘Joyce on Film’ series. He is now accepting applications from all actors and filmmakers for the new anthology film series. The project will see many of the stories from James Joyces Dubliners and beyond updated to a contemporary setting. He has completed the first installment Two Gallants which he produced, directed and acted in and has two more stories in pre production.
To help promote the series, Rose Finn Films have launched the first installment of Joyce on Film Two Gallants free to view worldwide today to coincide with Bloomsday.
Two Gallants focuses on the tenuous relationship of the two con men and the fear Lenehan has that his friend Corley may dessert him for his new female companion. Recession era Dublin is portrayed visually as a city where each individual is trying to get ahead of one another. It stars Carl Finnegan (An Irish Father) as the womanising Corley, Alicja Ayres (The Canal, I Used to Live Here) as the polish maid Magda and John Carey (Fair City) as the desperate Lenehan. It also features exclusive music from Fun Lovin’ Criminal Brian ‘Fast’ Leiser. Finnegan also co-wrote the screenplay adaptation with Darren McGrath.
Originally from Castletroy, in Limerick, Carl Finnegan is a product of the Gaiety School of Acting. He was first cast by Dearbhla Walsh in Custer’s Last Stand-Up for the BBC. He has his own theatre company in Dublin called Pack A Punch Theatre and his own film company Rose Finn Films. He has just completed production of his second produced/directed film An Irish Father where he performed opposite Gerard McSorley (Veronica Guerin, Braveheart) and Eleanor Methven (Becoming Jane).
[quote title=”Carl Finnegan”]Our aim is to showcase new Irish filmmaking talent and introduce a new generation to James Joyce. Across our productions to date we’ve had award winning professionals and newcomers working together and this is a huge opportunity for the up and coming filmmaking talent we have in Ireland. I want each story in the film series to have a different style and interpretation.[/quote]