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WHAT AM I DOING HERE?

ACTOR/WRITER ON THE ROAD WITH A NEW PLAY-WILL HE FIND AN AUDIENCE OR HAVE TO FACE HIS WORSE FEARS?

Overview

Genre
Arts, Biography, Culture, and Essay
Synopsis

An honest and uplifting portrayal of struggle, success and failure.

A portrait of cult actor, writer and political activist, Donal O'Kelly, as he tours Ireland in his van with a motley cast and crew, including Sorcha Fox and Trevor Knight. After the opening night of his play in Dublin he receives bad reviews. The ever-optimistic Donal, none-the-less, heads out on tour; confident his cult audience will be waiting for him. However as the tour progresses and audiences dwindle Donal is forced to face his worst fears. As he heads back home, somewhat bruised, he reflects, with humour, on his life's journey and mulls over the purpose of art in society. Months later we return to find him in better mood as he ventures out with a second play, this time with dates in Paris, Rome and Warsaw. How will he fare will that?

Stage
finished
Running time
56 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
EAST LANE FILMS
Country
Ireland
Years of Production
2009
Locations
IRELAND - POLAND
Prod. Partners
IRISH FILM BOARD - IRISH ARTS COUNCIL

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
GALWAY FILM FLEADH
Distribution
ONLINEFILM.ORG
Language
ENGLISH

Photos

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