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‘WC’ to screen at Cairo Int. Film Fest
12 Nov 2008 :
Irish Writer/Director Liam O’Mochain’s second feature film ‘WC’ has been selected to screen in competition at the upcoming 32nd Cairo International Film Festival running from November 18-28 and will be released in cinemas in Ireland and the UK in March 2009.

‘WC’, which is set in and around the toilets of a Dublin Jazz bar, follows a day in the life of two toilet attendants, Jack (Liam O Mochain – The Book That Wrote Itself), an Irish man who has recently been released from prison and Katya (Julia Wakeham -The Tudors), a Russian girl who has come to Ireland to find a better life. Described by the director as a “social drama”, the film examines topical issues like racism, social integration, sex trafficking and low paid workers in an every day setting.

The film received its world premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival and screened at the Galway Film Fleadh, Montreal World Film Festival, Zimbabwe Int. Film Festival and the Waterford Film Festival where it picked up the Best Feature Film award.

The main cast includes Adam Goodwin (My Boy Jack, The Tudors), Karl Shiels (Eden, Intermission), Mary Murray (The Magdalene Sisters, Adam and Paul), Eamonn Hunt (The Running Mate), Tim Ruddy (Gods and Generals), Julie Hale (Ash Wednesday), Sean McDonagh (Kisses), Donal Gray (Omagh), Rory Mullen (Hunger) and Daniel Wu (Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom).

Working behind the scenes on ‘WC’ were; DOP Mark Waldron (Once), Sound Designer Cathal O Mealoid (Paveen Lackeen), Costume Designer Allison Byrne (The Daisy Chain), Stunt co-ordinator Alan Walsh (Tudors), editor Stephen Doran (A song for Emily), composer Richie Buckley (Goldfish Memory),

The film was co-produced by Liz Kenny (Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor), and Michael Wechsler and Terry Keefe (Slaves of Hollywood) with producers Liam O’Mochain and Bernie Grummell (The Book That Wrote Itself).

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