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25 Jun 2022

Offaly actor receives second major award for new film

Offaly actor receives second major award for new film

Tadhg Devery and director Adam William Cahill

Offaly actor Tadhg Devery has just won his second award for his role as The Chi in Follow the Dead, a feature film shot in the county.

The film has won 15 awards and earned eight nominations from festivals all over the globe, including Sunscreen Film Festival in Florida, Fright Night Film Festival in Kentucky, Wales International Film Festival and the Kerry International Film Festival.

Tadhg won his first award for Best Supporting Actor at the Dublin International Comedy Film Festival earlier this year, but his second comes from the Achill Island Film Festival which had its inaugural event over the weekend. Tadhg walked away with the Standout Performance award at the ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Tadhg's performance was the talk of the evening at the opening night feature screening of Follow the Dead.

Fellow actor Emily Swain, who flew over from England to be at the festival, said, "I loved the authentic relationships, and that the zombie narrative builds around that unit, rather than the zombies defining the heart of the film. This worked so well and is guaranteed to win you over, zombie fan or not!"

The festival itself took place on Achill, and director Adam William Cahill said "it was incredible to take in the awe-inspiring views of the hills, the cliffs, and the ocean, while getting to meet some like-minded filmmakers and enthusiasts, and seeing some of the wonderful films that were on display."

You can find out more about the film at www.followthedead.com 

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