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‘Songs for Amy’ Selected for Boston Irish Film Festival
13 Mar 2014 : Aisling Newton
‘Songs for Amy’ has been selected for the Boston Irish Film Festival and will screen on Saturday 22nd March at 8pm, Somerville Theatre, Davis Square, Boston.

The independent Irish film is written and produced by Fiona Graham, founder of Sonny and Skye Productions, and directed by BAFTA and Emmy nominated Konrad Begg.

Speaking about the film, Graham said: “This is a fantastic opportunity and great recognition for ‘Songs for Amy’. The film will be theatrically released in the USA, specifically New York and LA so to be able to showcase the film at the prestigious Boston Irish Film Festival prior to its release is really great news.”

‘Songs for Amy’ will receive its Dublin premiere on May 1st and will open in selected IMC Cinemas on May 2nd. Sonny and Skye have partnered with Traverse Media, based in LA, to release ‘Songs for Amy’ in Ireland and the USA both cinematically and on digital platforms.

Dubbed ‘the musician’s film’ due to its authentic portrayal of the vibrant Irish music scene, the film stars Sean Maguire (Once Upon A Time, LA Blues), Lorna Anderson (Mausam, Silent Witness), 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 feel good love story set in the west of Ireland and New York also features Olywn Boyle (Take Me Out), Gavin Mitchell (You Instead), James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones) and Patrick Bergin (Sleeping with the Enemy).

Another Irish title selected for this year’s festival is 'One Ocean: No Limits', the first Irish documentary on the subject of the extreme sport of ocean rowing. The story follows a young Irish novice rower through the highs and lows of rowing unassisted, as part of a crew of six, across the vast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Barbados. The 52min documentary was produced and directed by Sarah McCann, who also performed major camera and editing roles. The film was co-edited by John Murphy and the final sound mix and online/grading took place in Gorilla Post-Production. 'One Ocean: No Limits ‘has been acquired upon completion for broadcast by RTE, TX date TBC. Screening will take place at Boston Irish Film Festival on Saturday, March 22.

The Boston Irish Film Festival was set up in 1999 to celebrate and promote global Irish cinema. It runs from Thursday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23, 2014. For more information click here

A preview for the 2014 Boston Irish Film Festival can be viewed below:

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