- 12 Apr 16
Simon Fitzmaurice must be beaming with the success of his directorial debut My Name is Emily and if that wasn't enough, Colin Farrell has now signed on to narrate Fitzmaurice's documentary It's Not Yet Dark.
It's Not Yet Dark is the life-affirming and awe-inspiring memoir of Simon Fitzmaurice.
In 2008, Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease and given 4 years to live. 8 years on from that verdict, Fitzmaurice is an accomplished writer and author and is defying his diagnosis. The producers of his feature film My Name is Emily, Kathryn Kennedy and Leslie McKimm, have now turned their focus to bringing It's Not Yet Dark to its full fruition with a documentary. The documentary has been directed by Frankie Fenton and Hollywod A-lister Colin Farrell has agreed wholeheartedly to narrate It's Not Yet Dark on Fitzmaurice's behalf.
"We're just in the final stages of the edit," Kennedy revealed "Simon's voice is going to be read by Colin Farrell, so we're reading excerpts from the book and Colin recorded that just two weeks ago. It was really powerful. We're hoping to finish that in May, and then do the festival run and then broadcast hopefully by the end of the year."
With My Name is Emily becoming a resounding success, we're positive that It's Not Yet Dark will be just as much of a testament to the strength, courage and determination of Simon Fitzmaurice.
You can read the Hot Press review of My Name is Emily here