The Blow Ins

A NEW short film, one of the first to be funded by the Cork Screen Commission, is set to put Courtmacsherry on the map.

Filming for The Blow Ins finished in Courtmac and Kilbrittain in September.

The film by independent Irish production company The Short Factory is a supernatural comedy written and directed by CJ Scuffins.

The film centres on mother of one Lorraine Egan, played by Jill Sartini, an inner city Dubliner whose father used to tell her stories about being out at sea as a sea rescuer.

After his death, Lorraine returns to Courtmacsherry with her daughter played by 10-year-old Ellen Phelan, to bury him, only to discover that he was never at sea.

In order to re-establish her family’s good name Lorraine, moves from Dublin to the town with her daughter and joins the sea rescuers service only to be met with strange incidents.

The Blow Ins was produced by Raymond McSweeney and co produced by lead actress Jill Sartini.

“We are proud to have one of the first projects to receive funding through this new initiative,” said McSweeney.

“It will now enable Story Factory to promote and distribute The Blow Ins both nationally and on the international festival circuit.”

The film is currently in post-production at Short Factory in Dublin and it is hoped that The Blow Ins will be released on the film festival circuit in early 2012.