Premiere of River Row Creative Arts Film

River Row Creative Arts Group premiered their film ‘Under the Spires‘ last week at the Strule Arts Centre Cinema in Omagh. The premiere was attended by film buffs, cast and crew and showcased a fantastic example of collaboration. The film was produced by the group with additional workshops from facilitator and film-maker Cyril Kelly as part of the CAP This is Me programme. Under the Spires was set in Jail Square and depicted Omagh during the World War featuring authentic costumes and vehicles of the era.

Peter McLaughlin wrote and directed Under the Spires and included a humorous script involving local people going about their business with the backdrop of  the war.

This short film did not try to tell the  whole story of  the town during the war, rather it is a momentary time-slip that will allow audiences to see a snapshot of  life in the Castle Street area during the years of the war.

The production was filmed, edited and mastered by Soupstone Productions, and the actors were from River Row’s theatre group and youth theatre. River Row are a dynamic community arts group which has staged a number of events over the past two years. Members are currently in rehearsal for their next project, a play called ‘Raisins Aren’t Sexy’ which will be staged in the Strule Arts Centre on 5-7 June.

Cast and crew with Peter McLaughlin, Cyril Kelly and Joanne Hamilton at the Premiere in Strule Arts Centre.


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