People Wanted For Filming Of RTE TV Series At Cara Credit Union

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ALLEYCATS Films, a film production company based in Derry, are coming to Tralee to film an exciting new TV series based on credit union lending called “The Borrowers” set to air on RTE 1 in Spring 2019.

“The Borrowers” will follow credit union members across Ireland as they apply for their loans and follow them in the process of spending their money.

Cara Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin is one of four credit unions in Ireland chosen to take part in this series.

Grainne McCotter, one of the producers, said; “This will be an uplifting and insightful series, exploring the relationship between credit unions and the people of Ireland. Alleycats Films are keen to uncover the reasons behind people’s loans there is always a great story to tell.

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“So whether you want a new car, home improvements, wedding, vet bills, medical or even student expenses anything really we want to film your story. As well as the funny and everyday reasons as to why people may want loans, we are also keen to highlight a number of social issues and personal causes that are close to people’s hearts, stories that will have an emotional impact and potentially help people in similar circumstances.

“If your loan application is of a sensitive nature — for example IVF treatment, debt from money lenders or other source of  debt etc., — while you are in no obligation to take part, we’d be keen to chat with you about how we could reflect that story to raise awareness and help other people who may be in similar position to yourself.”

Alleycats Films TV producers will be in Tralee from Monday, November 19 to Wednesday, November 21 to answer any queries you may have.

Filming will take place from Thursday, November 29 to Saturday, December 1 at Cara Credit Union’s office in Ashe Street, Tralee.

The team will be based at the credit union, and will be out and about in Tralee meeting people. If Cara Credit Union members in Castleisland and Killorglin are also willing to participate, the crew is asking people to contact them with a view to filming them in Tralee.

Cara Credit Union’s CEO Pa Laide said; “It is great for a series to be filmed on credit union lending to showcase what we see everyday, the important role we play and the difference we make in the everyday lives of our members when they borrow with us. It is great for filming to come to Tralee and take place in the kingdom so we hope members will support this initiative.

“While we completely understand going on television is not for everyone, if your story or reason for taking a loan can help other members in similar situations, you too can make a difference by telling them your story.  If you are in the market for a loan maybe you are not even a member but need to join and borrow and willing to participate talk to Alleycats Films or talk to us and we will put you in touch with them.”

For further information contact Grainne  or Niamh on 087 915 8629  or by email to<> or contact Cara Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland or Killorglin 066 712 2373.

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