Tralee Man’s Feature Film To Screen At Kerry Film Festival

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Misty Button.

A FEATURE film made by a Tralee man will be making its Kerry premiere at the Kerry Film Festival on October 20th at 4pm in Killarney Cinema.

Misty Button was written and directed by Tralee native Seanie Sugrue. Local Tralee filmmaker Bertie Brosnan was also a producer on the project.

The film follows Tralee man James Sheenan who is living in the Bronx. It is mentioned in the film that he is from Oakpark, Tralee and the Aqua Dome is also referenced. In one of the earlier scenes in the film the Rose of Tralee can be heard on the radio at a bar in the Bronx.

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The film made its world premiere on St Patrick’s Day at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in California, where it won Best Feature Film.

It then made its East Coast Premiere in New York City in June, taking home the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film just blocks from where they filmed several scenes of the movie.

Misty Button made its Chicago Premiere at an Irish American Film Festival two weeks ago and was an official selection at the San Pedro International Film Festival last week. Misty Button will premiere in Connecticut this weekend before being bound for Ireland.

After the Kerry International Film Festival, Misty Button will screen at the Richard Harris International Film Festival in Limerick the following week.

Next month, the film is scheduled to screen at the Yonkers Film Festival in Upstate New York and the Studio City International Film Festival in North Hollywood.

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