West Cork writer’s UK film project needs a kickstart!

A film project by a writer raised in West Cork has entered pre-production and seeking people to back and share their funding campaign.

Seaquins, is a short film about a 17 year old who is struggling with school, adolescence and his burning desire to become a drag queen. The film is aiming to shoot in Lytham St Annes and Blackpool in November 2017.

The project page for Seaquins is, where you can find out more information about the film and sign up for updates: kck.st/2fRtG42

The writer, Amy Clarke, 34, grew up in Rosscarbery and went to St Mary’s Primary School and then Mount St Michael Secondary School. After leaving school, she moved with her family to Skibbereen. She then moved to London to undertake an undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, where she has just graduated with first class honors from London South Bank University, and is about to start a Masters in Scriptwriting at Goldsmiths in October.

Amy Clarke with director Michael Beddoes and make-up artist Sian Revill.

When I was a teenager living in Ireland I first discovered drag, as I was living with some guys from dance school who were discovering their characters, said Amy, “and the idea for the project grew from there. I’m excited that it’s finally heading towards the big screen”.

The film has award winning director Michael Beddoes and American feature film Cinematographer Catherine Goldschmidt attached. Another local connection is the Casting Agent on the film, Derek Murphy, who was born in Cork and split his time growing up between the city and Schull (where his mother was Commodore of the Schull Sailing Club).