Frank Kelly (Emily’s Song, 140) is in prep for his first dramatic feature film ‘Derelict’ which will begin filming in Slane, Co. Meath from September 25th to the 1st of October. With rehearsals currently taking place at The Factory on Barrow Street, cast in the feature include Michael Bates (The Escapist), Steve Gunn (Titanic: Blood and Steel), Gerry Shanahan (Shackled), Elaine Reddy (Slán agus Beannacht), Rory Mullen (The Guards), Catherine Wrigglesworth (Railway Children) and Brian Fortune (Game of Thrones)
Written, produced and directed by Kelly, ‘Derelict’ is set in an abandoned industrial building and tells the story of a group of unemployed men who kidnap a bank manager and his family in a Tiger Kidnapping, to better their fortunes and get out of debt. "It should be a simple job," describes Kelly, "but as paranoia, fear and rifts between the men build, things begin fall apart." The feature will be shot in digital HD format on two Sony EX1 cameras.
The film was crowd-funded and has an ultra-low budget of €5,000. Director of Photography on the feature is John Lawlor (3 Minute Gaps) and Co-Producer is Richard Quinn, with Susan Downey on sound and James Mulholland on Lighting. Dermot O’Mahony (140) will compose the score and the film will post in The Element in Dublin.
Other work from Kelly includes short ‘Raise My Hands’, which will have its premiere at the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis and his 2009 short ‘Slán agus Beannacht’ featuring Pascal Scott (Killinaskully) which will be broadcast on RTÉ2 in October as part of their Short Screen series.
More information is available at www.frankkelly.blogspot.com.