A film made in Daingean and starring local actor Paul Keating made national debut on RTE Television last week. The film entitled ‘Bogman’ is the story of a quiet man whose lonely existence takes a mysterious turn, when he uncovers something strange while out footing turf.
Already to date the film has won a Best Short Film award and played at numerous film festivals, following its premiere at the Omniplex in Tullamore on Culture Night back in 2011.
The star of the film Paul Keating makes a compelling on screen debut and he was always nominted for the Best Actor award at the LIT Film Festival. Since his role in the film Paul has gone on to star in other short films. Director of ‘Bogman’ Garret Daly describes Paul’s work onscreen as ‘amazing’ highlighing that Keating ‘gives a sublime natural performance. He’s captivating to watch and makes the story come alive.’
Producer of Bogman Martina McGlynn notes that film ‘is a strange odd tale, that simply unfolds a quirly short story. It’s a little twist of normality, but it was fun to make here in Offaly’.
The majority of the film was shot in Little Island outside Daingean, but other locations such as Seerys pub in the town feature in the film.
The film was produced by the Daingean based company Mixed Bag Media, who last year produced a very successful documentary on the Grand Canal called ‘A Grand Experience’. The film, which was shown on RTE is also currently screening on all Aer Lingus Transatlantic flights. The company are now in pre-production of a feature film, ‘A Nightingale Falling’ filming later this summer.
Viewers can watch Paul Keating star in this latest Offaly short film ‘Bogman’ on the RTE Player for two weeks.