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Short films to get special premiere at Eclipse Cinemas this weekend

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Short films to get special premiere at Eclipse Cinemas this weekend thumbnailLocal filmmaker, Michael Lafferty, and his team are looking forward to the premiere of two short-films shot in and around Strabane.

ALL roads lead to Eclipse Cinemas, Lifford/Strabane, this weekend where two short-films shot in Strabane will be premiered for the first time.

'A Troubled Mind' and 'The Murder Game', collectively known as the 'Strabane Short Film Project', are the work of local amateur filmmaker, Michael Lafferty.

Filmed on location throughout Strabane and district, they feature actors and production crews from the locality. In essence, they are homegrown in the purest form.

The films have already been submitted to several film festivals but all eyes are on this Sunday first and foremost when the curtain will come up at the cinema in Lifford.

Well over 100 tickets have sold for the showpiece event with a limited few up for grabs.

Speaking on Monday, Michael said he is very much looking forward to sharing the fruits of his labour.

"It's been an exhausting but hugely rewarding couple of months getting everything filmed, cut and edited. I'm super proud of the finished products and I can't wait to share them now with a local audience.

"We have big plans for the films and I've already begun the process to take the films on a festival tour. We're concentrating on Sunday first though and I really hope that the audience enjoys the films," he said.

The films will be screened at 7pm with a champagne reception beforehand at 6pm.

This will also allow the public to meet and have a chat with the cast and crew prior to the screening.

The last few remaining tickets can be purchased at Eclipse Cinemas Lifford/Strabane and cost 5.50/6.50 euro.

Afterwards, a free after party is being held upstairs at Dicey Riley's. Everyone is welcome to come along to that as well.

Future updates on the project will be posted on the Facebook page entitled, 'The Strabane Short Film Project'.

For more information or for tickets contact Eclipse Lifford Cinemas on 00353 749141973 or Facebook message the project page.

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