Seána Kerslake stars in ‘Ballywalter’ directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah

Seána Kerslake stars in ‘Ballywalter’ directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah


Seána Kerslake stars in Ballywalter directed by our very own Prasanna Puwanarajah.

Set in Belfast,Ballywalter’ stars Seána Kerslake in a critically acclaimed, IFTA-nominated performance, and comedian Patrick Kielty in his first dramatic role. Fís Eíreann/Screen Ireland is proud to support this life affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives.

Eileen (Seána Kerslake) is a caustic, unrepentant University drop-out whose dreams of a successful life in London have fallen by the wayside. Back at home with her mum, she makes ends meet by working as an unlicensed driver in her ex-boyfriend’s minicab. 

Shane (Patrick Kielty) has exiled himself in Ballywalter following the break-up of his marriage, but now he’s trying to get his life back on track by enrolling in a stand-up comedy course. When Shane calls a taxi to get him to his classes, Eileen answers and a surprising connection is made. As the two spend time together shuttling back and forth, a beautiful friendship develops, leading both to a moment of realisation. 

Shane reintegrates; Eileen makes peace with herself and who she really is. Finally, she can stop running and just drive. 

Ballywalter is released at cinemas nationwide on September 22nd.

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