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'Trampoline', is a new independently produced Irish feature film, set and shot in Nenagh, which was made for less than €1000. The film has just received a distribution offer from a US distributor, is creating a buzz within the film world and is being entered into film festivals around the world.
'Trampoline', which was written and directed by 26 year old Nenagh native Tom Ryan, follows a young woman named Angie (played by Aoife Spratt) who moves back to her local town in Tipperary after she is offered a job teaching at her old school, forcing her to reconnect with her old friends and broken family. While struggling to get her personal life in order she also comes to the difficult realization that she is not cut out for a career as teacher, and must try to figure out the next step in her life.
Members of the Nenagh Players theater group help round out the main cast, with Mike McMahon, Margaret Walshe, Stuart Andrew and Tadhg Hogan Reddy acting in major roles in the film. The main crew was also made up of Nenagh locals, Cian Moynan shot the film, Kevin Minogue edited the movie and original music for the soundtrack was composed and performed by Cian O Brien.
The filmmakers were able to raise a small but helpful budget through the kind sponsorship of local businesses in Nenagh. "We were very lucky to be able to raise the budget for this movie thanks to the amazing help and support from everybody in Nenagh. Local businesses all pitched in to help us cover the budget. In exchange for a kind donation towards our film the businesses have received a shot of their shop in the finished film and a name in the credits.' Philips Furniture, The Nenagh Guardian, The Zipyard, Country Choice, Hanlons Butchers and Albany Home Decor are among the businesses that helped get the film made.
Locations such as the the Talbot Bar, Rohans Pub and St Josephs CBS Secondary school also feature in the film with scenes set in those venues. "Family and friends were on hand throughout the production to help us out in any way that they could. The amount of local support for this project was fantastic." said Tom. In the end the 75 minute feature film was made for €950 which is a massive accomplishment for a full length movie.
Positive reviews are already coming in for the film both at home and across the sea. Trampoline has already received an honorable mention from the NYC Independent Film Festival and recently a distribution offer was made by a US company. It is currently being sent out to film festivals around the world and hopes to get an Irish Premiere soon.
For more information on the film including a trailer please visit the website trampolinemovie.com
You can also follow the film on facebook and twitter by searching Trampoline Movie.