Documentary by Limerick filmmaker gets debuts at film festival in Boston

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

A still from ‘Amy’, a documentary by filmmaker Leah Morgan

A still from ‘Amy’, a documentary by filmmaker Leah Morgan

AN ‘intimate’ portrait documentary about the life experiences of a Limerick girl made by a young filmmaker from Adare has made its foreign debut at a prestigious film festival in Boston. 

‘Amy’, a film by documentary filmmaker Leah Morgan, was officially screened as part the Irish Film Festival Boston. The Irish Film Festival Boston was set up in 1999 to promote Irish film in the US. It has since become the largest event of its kind outside of Ireland. 

“I was thrilled when I found out Amy had been selected,” Ms Morgan said. “I entered but I didn’t expect to picked because only a small number of films are every year. I’m absolutely ecstatic, its the first time Amy has been shown to an international audience.”  

Amy was screened at both the Richard Harris Film Festival and the Cork Film Festival. Ms Morgan was also one of six directors selected by the Richard Harris Film Festival to take part in a special screening on  International Women’s Day.