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Thursday 25 April 2019

'Howdy' film based in Ross makes cut

Some of the County Wexford Youth Film Project crew at a screening of their film in Youghal
Some of the County Wexford Youth Film Project crew at a screening of their film in Youghal

Local short film 'Howdyville' has been shortlisted following its screening at The First Cut Film Festival in Youghal.

Young filmmakers from The County Wexford Youth Film Project (CWYFP) travelled to the youth film festival to view their film on the big screen. They were delighted that their short film was selected for screening at the national youth film festival.

'Howdyville' was shot on the streets of New Ross and focuses on its lead character David, whose family move to a new town for a fresh start but he soon discovers more sinister undertones than he bargained for. Howdyville was also screened in the Odeon cinema on March 6 in Dublin as part of the Leinster Heat of The Fresh Film Festival.

The group were delighted that two more of their films were also screened in Dublin this month. They were 'The Lone Writer' which was screened in The Odeon and 'The Kidnap of Jojo' which was screened at The Irish Film Institute. Co-ordinator of CWYFP Therese Dalton said: 'These films were created as part of a programme of free filmmaking workshops in St. Michael's Theatre. We are extremely lucky to have the support of the Arts Department of Wexford County Council and St. Michael's Theatre. They have continually funded and encouraged filmmaking amongst young people in County Wexford.'

The County Wexford Youth Film Project continues to offer free filmmaking workshops throughout the year in filmmaking, acting and animation. Anyone who is interested can contact wexfordyouthfilm@gmail.com for more information. All are welcome.

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