'I Used to Live Here' gets cinema release! by Colm Mullen

I am delighted and proud to announce I Used to Live Here will have a cinema release.

Written, produced and directed by Frank Berry (Ballymun Lullaby), I Used to Live Here stars Jordanne Jones, Dafhyd Flynn, James Kelly and Ross Geraghty and tells the story of Amy (Jones), a 13-year-old who is trying to come to terms with the death of her mother and who is drawn to the idea of suicide. 

Winner of the Best First Feature Audience Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, I Used to Live Here will be released in cinemas on Friday April 3 2015.

Writer-director Berry said: "It is a pleasure to work with Wildcard Distribution, who have shown great enthusiasm and passion for our film.

"I Used to Live Here explores the urgent issue of suicide clusters among teenagers, and features a cast of mostly local people from the community of Killinarden in Tallaght. I'm delighted that their commitment and their remarkable talent will soon be up on the big screen for everyone to see."

Dr Tony Bates, CEO and Founding Director of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, said: "What Frank and the community of Killinarden have achieved is remarkable, both from the point of view of film-making and from the point of view of deepening our collective understanding of why so many young people turn to suicide.

"We see how easy it is for any of us to lose our way. And, more importantly, what it takes to find our way back."

For more on the work of Headstrong, www.headstrong.ie.

For more on the work of Samaritans, www.samaritans.org.

For more on the work of Console, console.ie.

I Used To Live Here Official Trailer (2015) In Cinemas April 3rd


WINNER: I USED TO LIVE HERE by Colm Mullen

'I used to live here' wins the audience award best feature at the Galway film fleadh!

Director:  Frank Berry   Assistant Director:  Claire Flood   Cinematography:  Colm Mullen   Script:  Frank Berry   Producer:  Frank Berry   Music: Darragh O'Toole    Cast:  Jordanne Jones, Ross Geraghty, Dafhyd Flynn, Nikita Rowley, James Kelly, Alicja Ayres

Director: Frank Berry

Assistant Director: Claire Flood

Cinematography: Colm Mullen

Script: Frank Berry

Producer: Frank Berry

Music: Darragh O'Toole

Cast: Jordanne Jones, Ross Geraghty, Dafhyd Flynn, Nikita Rowley, James Kelly, Alicja Ayres

'I used to live here' Premiere at the Galway film fleadh! by Colm Mullen

26th Galway Film Fleadh

2014 / Ireland / 82min / World Premiere / First Feature / Competition Entry / Q&A

“An important and timely examination of the tragic and terrifying phenomenon of cluster suicides, I Used to Live Here is a sensitive and expertly-realised film made by real people.”

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Amy Keane, a thirteen-year-old trying to cope with the death of her mother and the reappearance of her father’s ex-girlfriend, experiences the temptation of suicide after witnessing the outpouring of love for a local suicide victim. I Used to Live Here takes a fictional look at how the idea of suicide can spread in communities, particularly among young people. Featuring performances from a mostly non-professional cast, and filmed on the streets of Tallaght in west Dublin, this film offers a striking dramatic representation of a real-life community on screen. From the director of the award-winning Ballymun Lullaby and researched with the assistance of Headstrong, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, I Used to Live Here sensitively explores the tragic phenomenon of suicide clusters, a phenomenon that is affecting a growing number of communities around the world. 

Director: Frank Berry

Cinematography: Colm Mullen

Cast: Jordanne Jones, Ross Geraghty, Dafhyd Flynn, Nikita Rowley, James Kelly, Alicja Ayres

Script: Frank Berry

Producer: Frank Berry

http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/programme.php?ct=our-nation-s-sons&cid=49&t=i-used-to-live-here&id=1122

Filming wrapped... by Colm Mullen

 

Filming recently wrapped on Frank Berry's (Director of the award-winning documentary 'Ballymun Lullaby ') latest feature on which I worked as cinematographer. The film 'I Used To Live Here' was shot over six months on location in Tallaght, West Dublin and deals with the issue of youth mental health; in particular suicide clustering. This fictional account of how suicide ideation can spread in communities stars a largely unprofessional cast, most of whom came from the local area. The film is currently in post and will premiere this summer...