And no Glenn Hansard in sight… phew!

The producers of the hit Irish film ‘Once‘ will begin shooting a new movie in Cork this week.

SNAP is the debut feature film from writer/director Carmel Winters and stars award winning Irish actress Eileen Walsh (EDEN, PURE MULE) and THE CLINIC star Aisling O’Sullivan in the lead roles. SNAP assembles a disturbing portrait of three generations of a family trapped in recreating a past that each one denies.
 
The film will shoot for four weeks in locations around the city of Cork which will benefit from spend on local goods and services, as well as short terms employment opportunities for local crew and extras.

Movie makers said there will also be short-term employment opportunities for local crew and extras.

Director Carmel Winters said: “In the current climate of cut-backs and uncertainty, it’s a great privilege to be making a film.

“It’s also a real responsibility to make sure that film is worth making.

“Snap affirms the spirit of being human. It’s about loving the unlovable, finding our way home to the rag and bone shop of the heart.”

Produced by Martina Niland, who worked on ‘Once’, ‘Snap’ is funded by the Irish Film Board (IFB), Screen Scene, Accomplice TV and Section 481.

Last year was a record year for film production with more than 25 IFB-backed feature films being produced.

IFB-funded film and television projects contributed an estimated total of over €75m to the Irish economy in 2008, showing a significant return on Government investment in this sector.