The Young Offenders – Screening and Q&A

The Young Offenders starring Alex Murphy, Chris Walley and Hilary Rose, follows two teenagers (Conor and Jock) who plan to escape their troubled family lives by finding a missing bale of cocaine off the South West Cork coast and selling it for cash. Inspired by true life events, 2 inner-city Cork boys head south in search of their fortune.

Director, Peter Foott attended the festival last May showing a sneak preview of the film, much of which is shot in and around Schull, giving it a special place in our Local Interest Programme. It is the highest grossing Irish-made film of 2016 and the fastest Irish film to break the €1million mark at the Irish Box Office this year.

Hugely funny, genuinely sweet Irish comedy.

“Chris Walley and Alex Murphy create a magnificent comic partnership as two idiots on the hunt for a missing suitcase of cocaine in Peter Foott’s charming debut.” Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Peter Foott is an award-winning filmmaker with prizes from Venice Film Festival, The Irish Film & Television Awards, LA International Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Scrittura e Immagine Short Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, Mallorca Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival. He is creator, writer and producer of RTÉ’s hit comedy show The Fear. Before that, he was producer, writer and director on RTÉ’s Republic of Telly.

Published on 12/02/2017

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