Mammal’s Barry Keoghan Wins ADIFF Discovery Award

Posted February 29, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
Barry Keoghan
Barry Keoghan

Barry Keoghan, star of upcoming release MAMMAL, picked up the ADIFF Discovery Award at the festivals closing ceremony last night.

The ADIFF Discovery Award aims to identify and champion emerging talent from both in front of, and behind the camera and was judged by a panel of industry experts comprising casting director Margery Simkin, Head of Distribution at Element Films Audrey Shiels, director and manager of Teach Solais Jason Foran and director Ken Wardrop.

Barry was awarded the prize along with director/animator Jack O’Shea (A Coat Made Dark, Eat the Danger) and producer Kathryn Kennedy (My Name is Emily, It’s Not Yet Dark, After).

Barry whose future projects include Trespass Against Us with Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson was included in Variety’s BAFTA Next Generation of Talent Spotlight earlier this month and was named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow last year.

He can be next seen in Rebecca Daly’s upcoming release MAMMAL which he co-stars with Academy Award nominated Rachel Griffiths where he plays a homeless youth who develops an unorthodox relationship with a woman (Griffiths) who has lost her son.  Their tentative trust is threatened by his involvement with a violent gang and the escalation of her ex-husband’s grieving rage.

MAMMAL will be released in Irish cinemas on Friday April 1st.