- 18 Dec 17
The debut feature from Fat Lady Sings man Nick Kelly is a by turns funny and dark exploration of mental illness- and the science of penalty-saving. He spoke to Stuart Clark...
Nick Kelly is used to being deafened by applause in rock venues, but receiving a standing ovation in a cinema is a new experience.
“And a very thrilling one!” the Dubliner says with his trademark Cheshire cat grin. “My expectations taking The Drummer And The Keeper to the Galway Film Fleadh were, ‘I hope a few people like it,’ but we won Best Irish First Feature, which was akin to the early days of the Fat Lady Sings when, to our amazement, we started selling records. It was wonderful to win a prize, but the reaction of the audience was so great I’d have taken that.”
Having enjoyed a fairly relaxed start to the year, Kelly is currently working 25/8.