The Galway Film Fleadh has announced this year’s opening film will be Paul Fraser’s debut feature film ‘My Brothers’, and Oscar winning screen writer Ron Harwood will present a Screenwriting Masterclass on July 7th.
My Brothers’ will screen in the Town Hall Theatre on Tuesday, July 6th. The film’s screenwriter Will Collins won the Galway Film Fleadh Pitching Award in 2007 for his orginal pitch of the feature and the organisers say they are delighted to see the script come to fruition at this year’s festival.
Set over Halloween weekend of 1987, ‘My Brothers’ is the story of three young brothers’ epic quest to replace their dying father’s watch. Using a battered bread van, the brothers embark on a journey across the wild Irish landscape on the Halloween weekend, grinding gears and screaming at each other to get to an arcade machine in the small Irish seaside town of Ballybunnion.
The Fleadh will also welcome Academy award winning screen writer Ron Harwood to host a Screenwriting Masterclass on the 7th of July. Ron has penned films such as the epic ‘Australia’ and the Oscar winning ‘The Pianist’ as well as ‘Love in the Time of Cholera’ and ‘Being Julia’.
Other highlights of this year’s Galway Film Fleadh are to be announced in the coming weeks. For more information visit www.galwayfilmfleadh.com
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