Athy talent features in home-grown movie

Pictured in the Emigrant for the premiere of the film  ' Bad Date', from left Colm Walsh, actor Charlie Hughes and Cormac Hurley.
Some of Athy’s brightest and best came together to write, direct, produce and act in a short film called Bad Date.

Some of Athy’s brightest and best came together to write, direct, produce and act in a short film called Bad Date.

Written and directed by Robbie Robinson, the film stars Charlie Hughes who people will know from RTE’s soap opera ‘Fair City’, where his character ‘Goo Eyes’ is a fan favourite.

The production was filmed by John O’Keeffe, an accomplished film maker for many years.

The production also has a strong female cast featuring Anita Whyte, Ali Davis and Dovile Bertulyte and was filmed entirely in The Immigrant Bar, Athy.

Charlie’s brother Mel also worked on the film. Mel is a noted photogragrapher and did the lighting for the film.

This is the third film written by Robbie to be produced and the first one he has directed himself.

The other two were full length movies, and were called Seer and An Irish Exorcism.

They were big hits on the horror film circuit, and garnered particularly good reviews at the prestigious New Mexico Film Festival.

And the film has attracted attention from influential film website IMDB, which is seen as the bible for all things movie-making, which described the writing as ‘smart and engaging’.

The crew have already started work on their next production.

You can watch Bad Date on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1mPE4qCBIA