Renowned character actor Frankie McCafferty signs on to play ‘Charlie’. Frankie originally hails from County Donegal and will be traveling down from his Belfast home to shoot the movie. And no stranger is he to movies; most people will know him from the small screen as Donal in the long running Ballykissangel. But his numerous film roles include Middeltown, Puckoon, Omagh, In the Name of the Father, Sweety Barrett, Fools of Fortune, Angela’s Ashes, Guiltrip, Sweeney Todd and The Birth of Frank Pop. He has also appeared in City of Embers and in Fifty Dead Men Walking , both released in 2008. Frankie recently completed filming on Zonad a new feature film written and directed by John Carney for Element Films, The Galway Races directed by Robert Quinn and on Wide Open Spaces written by Arthur Mathews and directed by Tom Hall for Grand Pictures.
It is a major coup that we have attached one of Ireland’s finest stage actors, Ronan Leahy, to the film in the role of Paul. Ronan has appeared in almost a dozen productions by the Abbey Theatre, several shows with the Project Theatre and Bedrock Productions, as well as, appearing in productions by the Cork Opera House, Pigsback and Corn Exchange. On screen he has played John Devoy in the spectacular historical drama ‘The Catalpa Rescue’ and as Sean in the BBC/RTE co-production of John McGahern’s ‘Amongst Women’.
We are delighted to have the very lovely and talented Olga Wehrly on board our movie. Olga brings to the part of Jenny her classic Irish beauty and a sensitive acting style. While most people might know her from her wonderful performance as Molly Miller in the very popular RTE TV show ‘The Clinic’ she has also appeared in several feature films including Bog Body, Speed-dating and The Alarms. For the stage she has appeared in productions by Fishamble Theatre Company and Second Age Theatre in productions directed by Alan Stanford and Karl Shiels.