Limerick Singer Tom Ryan to Screen his Debut Film – A Man With A Plan

Tom Ryan

Limerick Singer Tom Ryan to Screen his Debut Film – A Man With A Plan – The film takes place on the outskirts of Limerick City where Simone and Jay live in an annexe in an industrial unit. Jay has a dark secret and he wishes to tell Simone, but he’s afraid she will think he’s a freak and leave him

Limerick Singer Tom Ryan to Screen his Debut Film – A Man With A Plan

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jordan Mac Cormaic

Limerick director and screenwriter Tom Ryan will be screening his debut short film entitled ‘A Man With a Plan’ on Saturday, August 26 at the Shannon Rowing Club. Tom will also be performing his original songs live together with Michael Laffan and Birgit Burhenne. 

The film takes place on the outskirts of Limerick City where Simone and Jay live in an annexe in an industrial unit. Jay has a dark secret and he wishes to tell Simone, but he’s afraid she will think he’s a freak and leave him

Tom Ryan

The evening will have a Film Noir feel and people can dress accordingly, but this is not compulsory. The doors open at 9 pm and the entry is free. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Their life consists of running from one town to another leaving behind bad memories and unfinished dreams. Jay is becoming a recluse and Simone fears she is losing him to a very dark place. When will they stop running and will Jay ever find a way to reveal his secret and save his relationship with his beloved Simone?

Director, writer and editor of the film, Tom Ryan said: “The song ‘A Man With A Plan’ was written in 2014 and was inspired by one of my favourite movies, Casablanca. I always felt an artistic need to create a visual to further express the message of this song.”

“With no financial backing I was not sure how to make my vision a reality, but as the saying goes ‘where there is a will, there is a way’. I was very fortunate to find three other people, in my acting/drama class, who share the same passion for film and we completed this project without money but with sheer dedication and motivation.”

He concluded: “I wrote the screen play, co-directed and co-edited this short film and am hugely proud of the end result.”

The evening will have a Film Noir feel and people can dress accordingly, but this is not compulsory. The doors open at 9 pm and the entry is free. Spaces are limited, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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