MATT BERRY, the velvet voiced, charismatic star of Toast of London, The IT Crowd, and The Mighty Boosh, is among the cast of a new black-comedy, Swansong, which premieres at the Galway Film Fleadh.
Swansong is the debut feature film of award-winning writer/director Douglas Ray, who worked as Ken Loach’s assistant and has earned a reputation for quirky short films with Tom Hardy, Rafe Spall, and Ruth Wilson. Swansong follows former rock star Mark, who finds out his wife has been cheating on him with a woman, so he embarks on an ill-advised kidnap in revenge – only to discover he is not the real psychopath among them.
The cast also features Wicklow's Eva Birthistle (Amber, Ae Fond Kiss ), a winner of the London Film Critics Circle British Actress of the Year and two Best Actress in a Leading Role IFTAs; Northern Ireland’s Antonia Campbell-Hughes (The Other Side of Sleep, Spooks, Lewis ); and Olivier Award winning British actor Paul Hilton (Twenty Twelve, The Crimson Field ).
Swansong will be screened in the Cinemobile this Saturday at 10pm. The director will attend and take part in a Q&A with the audience. For tickets contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777 or www.tht.ie