#IrishFilm: Tom Ryan’s indie drama Twice Shy to feature Ash and Gavin James on soundtrack
Twice Shy, a coming of age, independent Irish film that tackles the topical subject of abortion, has announced that it will feature a host of Irish talent on the soundtrack of the film.
The film’s soundtrack will include a wide range of Irish talent ranging from rising stars such as Gavin James and Molly Sterling, along with beloved bands such as Ash and the Corrs. The filmmakers behind this charming, low budget movie are thrilled by the addition of these big names to the film.
Gavin James is quickly becoming a household name both in Ireland and the US thanks to his remarkable debut album ‘Bitter Pill’. Winner of the Choice Music Award in 2015 and headlining a major show at Dublin’s 3 Arena this coming December, he is quickly on his way to being one Ireland’s biggest exports.Ash will feature two of their songs from their critically acclaimed album ‘Kablammo’. Going from strength to strength over the last 20 years Ash continue to shine as one of Ireland’s most cherished bands. Molly Sterling made waves in 2015 for being the youngest Irish representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. With an upcoming EP soon to be released, Molly is one to watch as one country’s most exciting young artists. The Corrs, off the back of their successful worldwide comeback tour, round off an amazing soundtrack with the inclusion of one of their hit singles from the album ‘White Light’. Finally the film will also feature a moving original score, which was composed and arranged by Patrizio Knight.
Speaking on the news director Tom Ryan said:
It’s such an amazing coup for us to have such a talented and eclectic selection of amazing artists to contribute to the soundtrack of our movie. For an indie movie this really is a dream come true.
Producer Fionn Greger was equally delighted:
For a contemporary film you need contemporary music and I feel that we have now found that in the songs that will feature in the film.
Twice Shy is a modern coming of age drama that revolves around a young, unmarried couple who set off on a road trip from Ireland to London as the result of an unplanned pregnancy. The film charts the ups and downs of their relationship by juxtaposing their dramatic journey with flashbacks to happier times in their romance.
The film stars Shane Murray-Corcoran and Iseult Casey in the lead roles and features support from a stellar cast including Ardal O’ Hanlon (After Hours, Fr. Ted), Pat Shortt (The Guard, Garage), Mary Conroy (Ros na Run) and Paul Ronan (Love/Hate).
Twice Shy was directed by Tom Ryan and produced by Fionn Greger. Soho Square Studios in London are currently finishing the mix of the film in preparation for festival screenings over the coming months.