The Young Offenders Joint Winner of Best Irish Feature at the Galway Film Fleadh

Posted July 11, 2016 by Suzanne Murray in News
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Following on from a sold out world premiere screening on Friday night, The Young Offenders picked up the Best Irish Feature last night at the Galway Film Fleadh which was jointly awarded with A Date For Mad Mary.

Speaking about the win, director Peter Foott said “We are beyond thrilled with being awarded Best Irish Feature at the Galway Fleadh and to be sharing the accolade with the outstanding A Date For Mad Mary.  The award is the cherry on top after a fantastic festival, especially the amazingly positive reception the film got on Friday night.  We’re even more excited about the film’s release in September now and can’t wait for audiences to see it.”

Inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440 million off the coast of Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders is a comedy about two Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, who embark on a 160km road trip along the coast on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of coke.

The film introduces new talents Alex Murphy and Chris Walley along with well known stand-up comedian PJ Gallagher (Naked Camera) and Hilary Rose (Republic of Telly).  All attended the premiere on Friday and were there to pick up the award last night.

The film will be released in Irish cinemas this September.

 

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