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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Ignatius receives rapturous response

Liam Doyle, Lorraine, Fintan, Mary and Jennifer Kelly, Sheelagh and Gemma Delaney and Paul O’Reilly at Fintan Kelly’s short movie ‘Ignatius’ premiere in The Presentation Centre
Liam Doyle, Lorraine, Fintan, Mary and Jennifer Kelly, Sheelagh and Gemma Delaney and Paul O’Reilly at Fintan Kelly’s short movie ‘Ignatius’ premiere in The Presentation Centre

Brendan Keane

The Presentation Centre in Enniscorthy was the setting for the première of a film written and directed by Enniscorthy man, Fintan Kelly.

The film, which also stars Kelly, tells the story of fictitious politician, Ignatius Doyle, and deals with the serious issue of domestic violence.

Kelly told this newspaper that he was 'overwhelmed' by the reaction it received on the night.

'It really was incredible and I was truly overwhelmed by the reaction,' he said.

Incredibly, he has only been acting for around four-and-a-half years and his foray into the world of theatre and television only came about after bringing his daughter to an audition.

'I just thought "well, why not give it a go?"' he said.

That 'give it a go' attitude and an obviously inherent talent for acting has led to Fintan taking to the stage in some formidable roles and receiving critical acclaim in the process.

He is currently on an extensive theatre tour with the play 'Howie the Rookie' which will keep him busy until October.

However, he is also keeping his options open in terms of more TV and film work and 'Ignatius' has been entered into 10 different film festivals.

'The local support has been fantastic,' he said.

However, he is very proud of being from Enniscorthy and the film was shot and cast locally.

'It was all local people involved,' he said.

'There's a lot of talent out there which is great,' he added.

However, among the most talented of all is Fintan Kelly.

Gorey Guardian

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