Irish production company Eating Ink has announced that Making Tom, a short documentary about the creation of a statue for county music star Big Tom McBride, will premiere at the 31st Galway Film Fleadh this July.

Making Tom is directed by Big Tom’s niece Táine King and Lorraine Higgins, marking the pair’s directorial debut.

The 31st Galway Film Fleadh takes place from Tuesday the 9th – Sun 14th of July and will as always feature the best in New Irish Film premieres, Irish and World documentaries, and Irish premieres of stellar European and World fictional and factual cinema and Eating Ink are delighted that Making Tom is part of this exceptional film festival.

An Iconic Statue was approved for the Market Square in Castleblaney, of Big Tom McBride. From the initial commission from Monaghan County Council to the unveiling in September 2018, an emotional journey is taken in art and in life.
Mark Richards, an exceptional artist in his own right, takes it upon himself to bring Big Tom McBride back to Castleblayney. A journey of artistry and heart, we feel the passion of both men come through as the statue comes to life.
The people who loved Big Tom, his family, his town and his fans will forever treasure this bronze likeness. Castleblayney would never be the same without Big Tom McBride and now it never has to go another day without him.

Táine King and Lorraine Higgins, Directors

Tickets are on sale from Tuesday 25th of June at 6.30pm via  https://tht.ie/ or 091 569777 Mon-Sat 10am -7.30pm.

Alternatively you can call into the box office at the Town Hall Theatre at Courthouse Square, Galway. Mon-Sat, 10am -7.30pm and one hour before performances on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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