Filmed in Limerick

Film has truly grown up and come of age here in Limerick. Here is an introduction to just a handful of the many and diverse productions that have been shot here.

Cowboys and Angels (2003)

Comedy/Drama

Director:

David Gleeson

Writer:

David Gleeson

 

The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out to explore the difficulties for young people in keeping their identities in a fast moving culture of drugs and clubs.

Lost & Found (2015)

Short

Director:

Liam O' Neill

Writer:

Liam O'Neill

 

Charlie’s heart is in the right place now that he thinks he’s found a way to help his grieving and struggling Mom. But when he petnaps local animals and claims the rewards, things don’t end up as he intended.

 

Angela's Ashes (1999)

Drama

Director:

Alan Parker

Writers:

Frank McCourt ...(book)

Laura Jones ...(screenplay)
Alan Parker ...(screenplay)

 

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.

High Spirits (1988)

Comedy/Fantasy/Horror

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan

 

When Peter Plunkett's Irish castle turned hotel is about to be repossesed, he decides to spice up the attraction a bit for the 'Yanks' by having his staff pretend to haunt the castle. The trouble begins when a busload of American tourists arrive - along with some real ghosts. Among the tourists are married couple Jack and Sharon. Sharon's father holds the mortgage on Castle Plunkett, so she's hoping to debunk the ghosts. Jack, on the other hand, after meeting pretty ghost Mary, is very eager to believe. Can there be love between a human and ghost? Jack and Mary are going to try and find out.

 

The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

Comedy/Parody

Director:

Marty Feldman

Writers:

Marty Feldman ...(screenplay & story)

Chris Allen ...(screenplay)

Sam Bobrick ...(story)

Percival Christopher Wren ...(characters)

 

Set partly in Adare, it tells the story of Beau Geste, the classic adventure story of a young man’s dangerous journeys as part of the French Foreign Legion. An aging Sir Hector Geste takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.