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‘Songs for Amy’ To Make Big Screen Dublin Debut
21 Feb 2014 : Aisling Newton
Independent Irish film ‘Songs for Amy’ will receive its Dublin premiere on May 1st and will open in selected IMC Cinemas on May 2nd.

The love story set in the west of Ireland and New York, and follows the plight of musician Sean O’Malley (Sean Maguire) as he tries to redeem himself with bride-to-be, Amy (Lorna Anderson), after a debauched stag do.

‘Songs for Amy’ was written and produced by Fiona Graham, founder of Sonny and Skye Productions, and directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Konrad Begg, whose previous directing credits include Bear Grylls’ ‘Born Survivor’ and ‘Crimes that Shook the World’. ‘Songs for Amy’ is Konrad Begg’s debut feature film.

Starring Sean Maguire (Once Upon A Time, LA Blues) in a breakthrough role and Lorna Anderson (Mausam, Silent Witness); the talented ensemble cast are joined by the band-mates Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall), Ross Mac Mahon (Hatch) and Ford Kiernan (Still Game, Gangs of New York) with Kevin Ryan (Crossbones) in the role of pop icon, ‘JJ’. The film also features Olywn Boyle (Take Me Out), Gavin Mitchell (You Instead), James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones) and Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy).

Dubbed ‘the musician’s film’ due to its authentic portrayal of the vibrant Irish music scene; the film’s soundtrack features Ultan Conlon and Jim McKee, Eleanor Shanley, Tom Paxton, Glen Campbell, Jono McCleery and hell-raising rock band, Alabama 3, who play themselves in an instrumental role leading Sean astray.

‘Songs for Amy’ was selected for the Newport Beach Festival in California, where it was ranked 4th out of 400 films and won The Jury Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking’. It was also selected for screening at the Galway Film Fleadh.

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