Cinemagic Dublin Begins

Brings to life the adventures of young Ramona Quimby from the best-selling books.

Dublin’s Cinemagic festival kicks off today with the world premiere of  Martin Duffy’s fantasy feature ‘Summer of the Flying Saucer’.

The opening film for the Cinemagic Film Festival, Dublin will see the cast and crew attend the gala tonight (7pm) at Movies@Dundrum. The film will be followed by a post-screening Q&A.

Written by Marteinn Thorisson, the €2 million budget Irish/Swedish co-production was shot on location in Galway for six weeks in September – October 2006. Actors including Hugh O’Conor (Speed Dating, Botched), Robert Sheehan (Rock Rivals, An Créatúr), Dan Colley (The Big Bow Wow) and newcomer Joanne Kiernan feature in the film.

Set in the ‘summer of love’, 1967, the story centres on 15 year old Dan Mullaney (Sheehan) who has a mundane existence on his family’s country farm. Dan’s dream of furthering his education is hindered by his father who believes he should take over the family business instead. However, when Dan befriends two strange visitors, one a beautiful girl named Janis (Kiernan), unimaginable adventures begin.

For more information about the festival, visit