Principal photography has wrapped on Date: Time, the final short film in the Film Limerick trilogy.

A romantic short film, Date: Time, was written by Philip Shanahan and directed by Paul Corey. It features local actors Mark Griffin and Erica Murray.

This ambitious project was realised by Film Limerick Project Manager, Ronan Cassidy, and Irish writer and director Gerry Stembridge, with the assistance of Behind the Scenes. The trilogy of films has brought together both professional and aspiring film makers in Limerick to create a film cultural legacy that organisers hope will continue for many years to come.

In conjunction with Screen Training Ireland training opportunities were provided on set by Stembridge, Cassidy and Director of Photography Patrick Jordan (Volkswagen Joe, Pentecost) for each of the different production departments.

Post production is being overseen by Simon McGuire in Limerick Institute of Technology, where similar opportunities are being given to trainee editors. Music will be added by Patrick Cassidy (Hannibal, Calvary) and Noel Hogan of Irish band The Cranberries, who will make his debut as a film composer.

Some of the trainees have already received new opportunities and offers to work on professional productions around the country, which has cemented the early success of the Film Limerick Training Scheme before it has even completed.

[quote title=” Ronan Cassidy – Film Limerick, Project Manager”]I would like to thank Gerry Stembridge for working one-to-one with the writers, directors and all of the crew. It has been an absolute pleasure collaborating with him on this project. There has been huge enthusiasm from all involved, which shows the necessity for schemes like this to continue. I‚Äôm looking forward to seeing how these films perform on the festival circuit both nationally and internationally. I would like to commend Limerick City of Culture and Screen Training Ireland for backing the project. [/quote]

[quote title=” Teresa McGrane – Irish Film Board, Deputy CEO”]Screen Training Ireland is extremely committed to offering pathways to the film industry for new entrants.¬† ¬†We are delighted to have been involved in the Film Limerick initiative as a project that reflects this commitment in a creative and practical way, and we look forward to seeing the final results.[/quote]

For updates and further information check out the Behind the Scenes website, Film Limerick on Facebook, or the Limerick2020 website.

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