DROMBANA filmmaker Keith Bogue is entering the international film circuit again, and this time it is for his “breatkthrough” film The Day Trippers, which received international acclaim in 2012 when it was screened at Raindance Film Festival, in London.
The Day Trippers, which is a short film about old age pensioners “having a secret life of rock ‘n’ rollers”, has been selected to be screened at two upcoming festivals; The Visionaire International Film Festival in Siena, Italy, and ROFFEKE International Film Festival, in Kenya.
The positive news comes one month after his latest film, featuring Jon Kenny, All Washed Up was screened at the Pervolia International Film Festival in Cyprus. The short drama, filmed in Ballybunion, has also been selected to be screened on the opening night of the Kerry Film Festival, later this month.
He said he was delighted with the news that The Day Trippers would attract attention, three years after it was first produced.
“It has already been around the festival circuit, and recently, for some unknown reason, the second film festival [ROFFEKE] has got onto me in the space of a month. And it seems to have resurfaced out of nowhere and we don’t know why.
“I came up with the idea — you know the way young people have raves? What would an old age pensioner’s rave be like? So when you watch the film, it will tell you what they do,” he laughed.
The film was directed by three-time IFTA winner Patrick Comer and was filmed in County Meath, featuring Barbara Seery and Dick Tobin. The six-month short was also screened on RTÉ Television in 2012.
His recent project For Goth and Country, which screened at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, will also be shown in Kenya.