BIG SCREEN MOVIE ROLE GIVES MITCHELSTOWN STUDENT A TASTE FOR MORE
Paul Courtney from Mitchelstown has come a long way since he was chosen to play a part in a movie that was made in Youghal last year.
Paul who is a student at CBS Mitchelstown headed for the bright lights of New York where the red carpet and the photographers were waiting at the premiere of My Brothers at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.
“It was unbelievable really, I was in school when a casting agent arrived and asked if anyone would like to audition for a part in a movie that was about to be made in Youghal. I put my hand up and before I knew it I was in front of a camera on the first day of shooting,” Paul told The Avondhu.
At the premiere in New York, many critics who attended agreed that for the cast, many who had never acted before, the results were very good indeed. My Brothers is a road trip movie about three brothers driving around the Irish countryside while coping with the impending death of their father.
“We had a great time during the filming, I want to thank all the teachers and pupils at CBS, Mitchelstown for all their support while I was away,” Paul said. While My Brothers is now playing in the US, the film will not have its Irish premiere until the Galway Film Festival in July.
“I also want to thank my family for all their support, Val O’Gorman at Mr. Mister for sponsoring my suit for the premiere in New York and, of course, all the people who helped me while we were making the film,” Paul said.
So will we see the young Mitchelstown actor on the big screen again?
“Well I certainly would love to do it all again but for now it’s back to school and studying,” Paul concluded.
Thursday 6th May 9:13pm