Thursday 21 March 2019

Short film by actress Aislinn

Aislinn O’Byrne and John Delaney
Aislinn O’Byrne and John Delaney

Maria Pepper

A Wexford woman has co-written a film called 'Chips and Kissin' which is currently being submitted to film festivals in Ireland and abroad.

Aislinn O'Byrne (29) from Bridgetown also acts in the short film which was written with a former acting tutor John Delaney who stars alongside her.

Filmed in the Howth area of Dublin, the movie centres on Grace Flynn whose estranged father returns home several months after her mother Angela's suicide, in an attempt to rebuild their relationship. Grace wants to learn how to drive and Paul offers to help.

Grace has low expectations of her father as he left her mother when Grace was still a young child but she recluctantly accepts his offer after encouragement from her grandmother.

The dynamics of their relationship and those around them unfold during the 15-minute film which was completed in January.

Aislinn who plays Grace is a graduate of the Gaiety School of Acting and her recent theatre credits include Smock Alley Productions The Rivals, The Snow Queen and The Importance of Being Earnest as well as The Swing, a one-woman show which she wrote and performed in Theatre Upstairs and a number of radio plays. She also recently appeared in the Waterford Film Festival in the short film The Unbearable Tooth.

She has been involved in drama from a young age, training with the Corish Wallace School of Performing Arts, Olga Conway's Discovering Drama and Wexford Youth Theatre, also appearing on stage with Wexford Pantomime Society, Wexford Light Opera Society and Oyster Lane Theatre.

John Delaney plays Paul. The cast also includes Eithne McKeon, Liam Burke, Gráinne Good and Connie Doona. The director is Martin Twomey and the director of photography is Kara Sweeney. Rory Pierce was the film's music composer and performer.

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