- 12 Jul 19
Dublin has a wealth of incredible young creatives taking the city by storm. The young creatives series showcases just a few of the people who continue to awe us with their talent and passion. Words by Roe McDermott and Aoife Bradshow.
Irish audiences have known Hugh O’Conor as an actor for years, as his first ever role was when he was 10-years-old and appeared opposite Liam Neeson in the film Lamb, and achieved international acclaim for his role as a young Christy Brown in My Left Foot, starring Daniel Day-Lewis Since, then, O’Conor has been a mainstay of film and theatre, both at home and internationally. He has also received critical acclaim of his beautiful photography, which features stunning landscapes and striking portraits. He’s now combining his years of experience and unique visual style to his directorial debut, Metal Heart. A sweet coming-of-age- story, this dramatic-comedy is focused on self-conscious goth Emma, and her beautiful, confident twin sister Chantal. When their parents go away for the summer and the mysterious stranger next door moves in, their sibling rivalry threatens to boil over.
With touches of John Hughes and Irish director John Butler, the film evokes the spirit of teen dreams and first love – helped by a healthy dose of the characters’ charming, self-deprecating humour. The film stars Best Of Dublin interviewee Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Moe Dunford, Seán Doyle, and Aaron Heffernan, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.