First look at BALLYWALTER starring Seána Kerslake & Patrick Kielty

Ballywalter is a bitter-sweet comedy drama set in Northern Ireland. It tells a life affirming story about the unexpected connections that can change the course of our lives. Seána Kerslake & Patrick Kielty star in celebrated director Prasanna Puwanarajah’s debut feature film. The first trailer for the film was released this week

British Sri Lankan director Prasanna Puwanarajah felt a particular connection to the screenplay and characters for BALLYWALTER created by Belfast writer Stacey Gregg (Here Before), as he explains: “There’s something about the three-dimensional humaneness of her characters colliding with a freewheeling sense of humour and beautiful, delicate pathos that struck a particular harmony with me when we started working together over 10 years ago.”  They had collaborated previously on Spoof or Die for Channel 4’s Coming Up series, and both share a post-conflict heritage which Prasanna was drawn to: “As soon as I came to Northern Ireland, there was something I recognised in the way the people lived with their history.  I connected with the rhythms and the humour in a way that surprised me initially and that later on I completely fell intoIt felt like a recognisable and familiar place to me.”


BALLYWALTER opens in Irish cinemas on September 22nd