XCLUSIVE – Official Premiere of the short film, ‘Not a Freak’
DUBLIN, IRELAND – The official Premiere of the short film ‘Not a Freak’ too place on 14 March 2015. The film which was done predominantly in Dublin 15 has about 90% of the Cast drawn from Dublin 15. Most of the Scenes were short on location in Tyrrelstown; St Luke’s National School, Jack O’Neil Pub, Methodist Church Tyrrelstown, Carlton Hotel all in Dublin 15.
The premiere was hugely successful and significant for the following reasons. Firstly, the casts consist largely of residents of Dublin 15 who were acting mainly for the first time.
Secondly, a large proportion of the casts are kids; a high number from St Luke’s National School Tyrrelstown Dublin 15. The others kids are from St. Ciaran’s National School, Hartstown Dublin 15, Knockmore Ave Killinarden Tallaght Dublin 24 St Teresa Primary School, Derham Park, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. (Scroll down for Video and Xclusive photos.)
Thirdly, the Premiere gave us a unique opportunity to celebrate the success of our collaborative efforts. The Mayor of Fingal County Council Mrs Mag Murray was on hand to present certificates of appreciation to the entire casts of the film.
Fourthly, it was particularly rewarding to see the smiles on the faces of the cast especially on the faces of the school kids.
Furthermore, because the entire casts volunteered their time and effort for free, the Premiere afforded us a unique opportunity to say a special thank you to all of them.
More so, because the casts was significantly mixed, the premiere provided a very good forum for members of the different communities living in Dublin 15 to mingle and understand a bit more of each other’s culture as portrayed in the film…
According to the writer and producer of the film Kenny Eguakhide: “Although it was largely ‘Team Not a Freak Family’ affair, the attendance was impressive with a turnout of approximately 100 people on the night. We also used the night to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital albeit not so much, about €150 was raised on the night.”
The Premiere was organised in collaboration with Migrant Disability Network Ireland. (For more info See Migrant Disability Network on Facebook or Twitter handle: @MigDisabilityeire)
Watch Promo VIDEO: Not a Freak by Kenny Eguakhide
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