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Saturday 25 October 2014

Students to premiere new short movie 'CEOL' at GB Shaw Theatre

Published 11/06/2013 | 05:24

A group of young students, who rallied the help of local undertakers, gardai, musicians and actors for a film that they shot around Carlow, will premiere their work in the GB Shaw Theatre this week.

Past pupils and members of Knockbeg Film Club took their cameras to the Killeshin hills and around the streets of Carlow town to shoot their movie Ceol, which finishes with car chase and a funeral led by the Killeshin Pipe Band.

The 40 minute short film, CEOL, was directed by Graiguecullen local Dean Gilchrist and the cast and crew plan on embracing the red carpet in black tie for the world premiere.

CEOL features a vacationing American couple who encounter a traditional Irish music group when their holiday plans take an unexpected turn.

'Combined with the shenanigans of a notorious local trio, the Yanks are in for the trip of a lifetime,' said Dean Gilchrist.

The film includes spots around Carlow like The Mall Pub in Killeshin, Knocknagee crossroads, Arles, Rossmore and Ducketts Grove.

'The 40-minute action-packed comedy features stellar performances from a strong cast, starring actors from Carlow Club Players and Carlow Little Theatre,' he added.

The cast includes local solicitor John O'Sullivan and optician Bernard Jennings along with Marian Brophy, David Andrews, Karl Fitzpatrick, Jonathon Casey, Derek Egan, John Hickey and Paddy Behan plus many more.

The premiere of the film takes place on Saturday, June 15, in the GB Shaw Theatre Carlow. With over 740 tickets sold already it's sure to be one of the biggest events in Eigse this year. The film is directed by Dean Gilchrist, written by Andrew O'Regan and Dean Gilchrist and is produced by Dean Gilchrist and Gearóid Gibbs.

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