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‘The Longest Ditch’ To Screen In Irish Cinemas
29 Sep 2004 :

Espresso Films short film ‘An Díog Is Faide / The Longest Ditch’ is set for a nationwide theatrical release ahead of Paddy Breathnach’s latest feature ‘Man About Dog’.

‘An Díog Is Faide”/The Longest Ditch’ will be screened on 20 screens across Ireland from the 1st of October 2004. The film, written and directed by Hugh Farley, was shot with the assistance of over 200 extras who helped re-create the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

The film is based on the true story of Sonnie Murphy the Co Clare athlete who competed for Ireland in the 1932 Olympics that took place in the LA Coliseum. Sonnie took place in the steeplechase event, along with Bob Tisdall and Dr Pat O’Callaghan who both won gold medals for Ireland that year. A race is still held annually in Kilnaboy Co Clare every year, to celebrate Sonnie’s spirit.

It was commissioned by the EBU as part of a series of eight films to celebrate this year’s Olympics – this is Ireland’s film. Shot on locations in Clare, Limerick and Santry Stadium in Dublin in February of this year with financing from TG4, the Irish Film Board and Foras Na Gaeilge as part of the Oscailt series.

The film stars Stephen Darcy, Peardar Lamb, Catriona Ní Murchu, Enda Oates Aongus Óg McAnally, Lochlain O’Mearain, and Sean T O’Meallaigh. The film also stars a number of professional athletes, children from the Spotlight Stage School Limerick, as well as wonderful extras from Co. Clare and from Movie Extras in Dublin.

Produced Karen Edmonds of Espresso Films with key crew including; Declan Emerson (DP), Robbie Flannagan (Sound), Allison Byrne (Costume Designer), Michael Moynihan (Production Designer), Tricia Perrott (Production Manager), Jeanine Hurley (Editor) and Gregory Magee (Composer).

The Longest Ditch can be seen at the following cinemas across Ireland:- UGC - Parnell Street - 2 screens, Ster Century - Liffey Valley - 2 screens, UCI Tallaght, Coolock and Blanchardstown,Stillorgan, Savoy One, Santry, Dunlaoghaire, Galway Balina, Dundalk, Athlone,Limerick,Clonmel, Limerick and Ennis with additional festival screenings confirmed for the Cork FF, the Kerry FF and the Milan FF in October.

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