Tralee man's film 'Misty Button' set to have its own New York City premiere

A still from the film ‘MIsty Button’ which was written by Tralee man Seanie Sugrue who is now living in New York City
A still from the film ‘MIsty Button’ which was written by Tralee man Seanie Sugrue who is now living in New York City

Fergus Dennehy

A film written by a Tralee man is set to have its New York City premiere later this month, just three months after scooping the 'Best Feature Film' award at a major Californian film festival.

It will make its NYC debut at the Soho International Film Festival; the screening is on this Saturday June 22 at the Village East Cinemas on Second Avenue. The cast and crew will all be in attendance for a Q & A session which will follow the screening. 

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The film was written by Tralee man Seanie Sugrue and was also produced by another Tralee man, Bertie Brosnan along with help in NYC by the other producer, Amanda Martin. A feature film, it tells the story of two down on their luck Irish guys, James and Eoin, who are living in New York and who are approached by a man at a bar who offers them $500 each if they take $10,000 and place a bet on a racehorse called 'Misty Button' for him.

They make the fatal mistake of pocketing the money and the two Irish emigres face crisis when Misty Button comes in at 35-1. The film stars Corkmen Cillian O'Sullivan (Vikings, Taken Down) and Shaun Kennedy (American Ripper, Monsters Inside Me) along with John Keating (Boardwalk Empire, Ray Donovan) who is from Tipperary.

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