The Lads

#IrishFilm: Micro-budget Irish film The Lads to play 4 Omniplex Cinemas from September 21st

Young Arklow director Ian Adams’ The Lads will open in four Omniplex Cinemas on September 21st.  Written and directed by Adams, The Lads was filmed with a cast of childhood friends and all on a tiny budget of €260.

Classed as a dark comedy thriller, The Lads tells the story of three friends, Fionn, Paul and Scott who true to the film name are living it up.  When they spend money that belongs to some dangerous gangsters, they end up in a situation where they are fighting for their own survival and willing to do what it takes to get the money back.

Everyone working on the film or acting in it are friends since childhood.  We worked around our own jobs, studies and college to get it finished.  It took just under 18 months. “I have been describing it as Love/Hate meets Dumb and Dumber.  I think Irish audiences will really relate to it and appreciate the humour.  We are delighted with all the positivity so far, and incredibly grateful for Omniplex Cinemas in helping us achieve a four cinema release.
Ian Adams, Writer/Director

The film drew praise at The Reel Film Festival in Cork last year coming runner-up in the feature film category. Attention was given to its impressive production on such a small budget.

Getting a movie completed to this level is so difficult and Ian has achieved it with The Lads with a micro budget. We always try to support local and Irish film and we are incredibly proud to support Ian as one of the Omniplex team and look forward to seeing what he achieves in the future.
Mark Anderson, Director – Omniplex Cinemas

The cast of The Lads includes friends Ryan Hennessy, Dylan Hanlon, David O’Gorman, Adam Behan, and director Ian Adams.

Classified 18, The Lads is due for release on Friday, September 21st at four Omniplex locations nationwide: Omniplex Rathmines, Dublin, Omniplex Mahon Point, Cork, Omniplex Limerick and in Omniplex Bridgewater in Arklow where Adams and some of the cast also work.

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