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The Light of Day and Poison Pen to Premiere at Galway

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Filmbase Films at the Galway Film Fleadh

The programme for the Galway Film Fleadh has been released and The Light of Day and Poison Pen have been announced to screen at what is now the 26th annual festival. For both films this will be their world premieres at one of Ireland’s leading festivals that attempts to showcase the very best of Irish, European and World Cinema.

On getting selected for the festival, The Light of Day producer Sophie Burke said, “We’re thrilled that the film is having its premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh. It’s a wonderful ending to an amazing experience”.

The Light of Day is a hilarious mockumentary set against the backdrop of low-budget horror filmmaking. The exclusive documentary footage follows the doomed crew of First Bite is The Deepest, a cheap vampire flick, as they struggle to make their film. With a hapless director, inexperienced crew, world-weary producer, star with a peanut allergy and the worst product placement deals in history there’s more horror behind the scenes than in the film.

Written by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl), Poison Pen is the savy rom-com about a Man-Booker winning author who is coerced into writing for a gossip magazine. Things get further complicated when he finds himself falling for his new boss, April Devereaux, but can there be any room for romance in the world of celebrity publishing?

Both films were made at Filmbase by students on the Masters in Digital Film Production.

The festival will also host a number of other premieres including Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, Brendan Grant’s Get Up and Go, Gold, from director Niall Heery, Young Ones, from Jake Paltrow, and I Used to Live Here from the director of Ballmun Lullaby, Frank Berry

Begin Again, the latest film from Once director John Carney, had previously been announced as the opening film and An Bronntanas (The Gift), the Irish thriller by Tom Collins, will close the festival.

Filmbase funded short, The Swing, will also screen as part of the New Irish Shorts programme.

For the full programme, and to purchase tickets, visit the Galway Film Fleadh website.