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Swansong – The Story of Occi Byrne


Austin ‚Occi‘ Byrne’s life begins when his mother brings him back to her village in Sligo after she fails to have an abortion in England. Occi suffers traumatic bullying at the hands of a local gang, but remains devoted to his increasingly alcoholic mother, convinced that his lost father will one day re-enter his life. When the mental asylum he’s committed to as an adolescent closes down, he finds work on a trawler where he causes the death of a fellow sailor. The murder goes undiscovered, but worse awaits Occi when he returns home and learns the truth about his parentage.

Writer / Director: Conor McDermottroe
DoP: Alexander du Prel
Composer: Carl Carlton
Producers: Hermann Florin, Edwina Forkin, Tom Maguire

Main Cast: Martin McCann, Jodie Whittaker, Marcella Plunkett, Gerard McSorley, Brid Brennan, Owen Roe
Production Companies:  Florin Film & Fernsehproduktion GmbH,  Zanzibar Films,

Awards:  Galway Film Fleadh Runner-Up Best Irish Drama, IFTA Best Actor for Martin McCann
Partners: Irish Film Board, RTE, Eurimages, ZDF/Arte, Kinowelt, Missing Films