In October 2022, Greystones saw the inaugural Wicklow Stories Film Festival, which brought film and music to the Whale Theatre. Films by Emmy Winner Niall McKay and legendary Irish filmmaker Baz Black (“Dublin Crust”) were screened, along with live performances from Greystones native Dylan E Crampton and Cian O’Melia.
The red carpet brought dignitaries and film fanatics alike, creating a great atmosphere that showed just how vibrant the local independent filmmaking scene is.
The Wicklow Stories Film Festival has now opened its doors for the second year and will take place in the Whale Theatre Greystones on October 7th. Tickets for both screenings are now on sale at https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows/873638571
The aim of the festival is to highlight local filmmaking talent, local stories, and Wicklow as a county.
Festival organisers with the support of the Greystones Town Team and Rise at the Cove invite locals and film fans to come see short films from Wicklow natives and films that have utilised our landscapes, people, and stories to create art.
There will also be several special films that were invited. “Journey to Pride” is a documentary about how the first pride parade in Wicklow came to be, while Laura Whitmore’s “Sadhbh” will be shown on home ground for the first time. There will also be a screening of “Rise at the Cove”, which highlights a Greystones landmark and shows the positive impact of the first social enterprise in town on our local community.
The following films were selected
Valeria Patarushina – “Skedaddle”
Brian O Riordan – “Locked In”
Luke O’Reilly – “Wait for Me”
Laura Connolly, Kate Dunne, Pearse Stokes – “To The Waters and The Wild”
Zeff Lawless – “BINGO!”
Conor Dowling – “The Wrong God”