Film by Londonderry Native Screened this Friday

Dec 01, 2011 No Comments by

Written and directed by New Hampshire Filmmaker of the Year award winner and Londonderry resident Stephen Croke, Media 41 and Ol’ Crow Productions proudly announce the screening of The Busker.

The screening of  The Busker will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 7 PM at the Adams Memorial Opera House located at 29 West Broadway in Derry, New Hampshire.

Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Director Stephen Croke will be available for a Q&A following the screening, as well as to sign DVDs.

About the Movie
The Busker is a provocative coming of age drama to which John Kelleher, the Official Film Censor of Ireland, says, “I watched The Busker last night and really, really liked it…[the] two excellent young leads were so natural and appealing… most impressive.”

After the tragic death of his father, Seamus, a young busker (street musician), falls for a free-spirited African-American girl. Their developing relationship is threatened by the racial tension that surrounds them and an opportunity presented to Seamus by an unlikely stranger.

Set during the snow-filled Christmas season, and filmed by award-winning cinematographer Lukas Ettlin, The Busker has previously screened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Harvard Film Archive; and numerous film festivals.

Watch an extended preview of The Busker here.

Stephen Croke’s screenplay for The Busker was selected as a semi-finalist from over 5,000 scripts in the Academy of Motion Picture’s Nicholl Fellowship Awards, “regarded as the nation’s most prestigious competition for aspiring screenwriters.” He received his Master’s degree from the University of Southern California.

Lukas Ettlin has been the cinematographer on such films as the The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey; Columbia Pictures’ Battle: Los Angeles; and Shrink, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Williams; as well as music videos for 50 Cent, Usher, Elvis Costello and Marilyn Manson to name a few.

Liam O’Maonlai, lead singer of the Irish band Hothouse Flowers, plays the role of Patrick O’Mallie and also provides music. Liam was called ‘the best white soul singer in the world’ by U2’s Bono, one of the many music legends with whom Liam has recorded.

Several Irish bands contributed music to the movie’s soundtrack, including Hothouse Flowers, Luka Bloom, Kila, Aine Minogue, and Cormac Breatnach.

Chris Trapper, known for his song This Time, the Number 1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for Warner Bros’ August Rush (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers), has a cameo and also supplied a song.

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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