ENTERTAINMENT: New film ‘Twice Shy’ boasts two Cork connections – features former Castlemartyr publican and current comedian Pat Shortt – and Glanmire/Youghal director Fionn Greger

15 June 2017
By Elaine Murphy

Entertainment Updates

Twice Shy, the coming-of-age-drama written and directed by Tom Ryan will be released on Friday 23rd June.

The film boasts two Cork connections:

  • A father figure is plated by former Castlemartyr publican and current comedian Pat Shortt
  • The producer is Cork born Fionn Greger
    Fionn was born and grew up in Upper Glanmire until his family moved to Youghal when he was 12. His family are still based in Youghal.

Plus, to further boost the Cork credentials the film will open in cinemas on June 23rd including The Gate in Cork City Centre.

Featuring Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted, Handsome Devil) and former Castlemartyr publican Pat Shortt (Garage), the award-winning Twice Shy follows the story of a young, unmarried couple played by Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey, who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey to the abortion clinic with flashbacks to happier times in their romance.

The film boasts a soundtrack with some of Ireland’s top musical talents including Ash, Gavin James, Republic of Loose and The Corrs. Produced by Fionn Greger who works at Amazon in London, it was filmed in Tipperary, Dublin, and London and has been screening at numerous film festivals across the globe since its world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh last year.

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