- Film And TV
- 11 May 23
The film is expected to begin shooting in June, and a casting call has just been published for actors.
A new feature film written by Senator Lynn Ruane is in the works, inspired by teenage life in '90s Dublin.
The film, titled Ready or Not, is set to follow a group of teenagers as they enter adolescence together in working class Dublin. This group of fun loving young friends, united by football, school and locality, will navigate the challenges that arise with coming of age.
The film will examine how a tight-knit group of adolescent friends confront a range of difficult teenage issues, including coming of age, peer pressure, sexualisation, and the grey area of consent.
Working class Dublin also promises to be its own character in Ready or Not, as the feature film will reflect the style, culture and identity unique to the Irish capital at the end of the 20th Century.
A casting call has recently been published for the film, stating the roles of the 14-17 year old characters will be cast from within working-class communities.
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Activist, writer and politician Lynn Ruane is currently an independent member of Seanad Eireann, and serves as chair of the Canal Communities Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
Senator Ruane has developed community drug services and community initiatives over 15 years in Tallaght, and has also previously worked with Depaul Ireland across many of their homeless services. Viewers can be sure that Lynn Ruane's experiences and expertise of issues faced by working class Dubliners will surely fuel personal, heartfelt writing for the film.
Ready or Not has signed on Claire Frances Byrne to direct, an award winning Irish filmmaker based in Dublin.
The feature film will be produced by Ruth Coady, whose previous work includes The Siege of Jadotville and recent RTÉ television show Sisters. Filming is expected to begin on 19th June.
- Film And TV
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