Droichead Arts Centre is delighted to announce that Inside Out, a documentary film about life for young and old since the Coronavirus hit Ireland a year ago, will premiere on Friday, 12 March, at 8pm, on Droichead’s YouTube channel.
Produced in association with Droichead Arts Centre, Inside Out by Darren Thornton, is an inter-generational community film, that brings teenagers and older people into a lively conversation about their connecting and conflicting experiences of life during lockdown. The documentary is Funded by Creative Ireland, under the Creativity in Older Age Scheme.The screening of the film will be followed by a Q & A on Zoom, hosted by LMFM’s Sinead Brassil, details on droichead.com.
Collette Farrell, Director Droichead Arts Centre commented:
“At a time when we are still in lockdown this film brings two different generations together to share their experiences of life during lockdown. Inside Out is poignant and funny, and shows the resilience of both our younger and older generations. Thank you to all for participating, and especially to Darren for making such a beautiful film.”
Darren Thornton, Film Director, added:
“The idea for the short film was really borne out of my own frustration with hearing Politicians and journalists constantly speaking on behalf of these two generations, we were never getting to hear directly from young people or older people… Really the idea was as simple as just creating a space where both generations could talk openly and we the audience could just eavesdrop on the conversation…”
Darren Thornton is an award-winning Drogheda based filmmaker, His first feature film, ‘A date for Mad Mary’, was produced by Element Pictures in 2015, and won an IFTA for best Irish feature film in 2017.