In an exciting cinematic venture, “The Hurler: A Campions Tale,” written and directed by Waterford’s very own Tony Kelly, is set to grace screens across the nation on October 6th.
The film promises a delightful blend of sports drama, comedy, and redemption, with Kelly also stepping into the lead role as Gar Campion, a disgraced hurling superstar on a mission to restore his tarnished image.
Set against the picturesque backdrop of Waterford, the city itself becomes a character in the narrative, weaving its essence into the storyline. The film brilliantly captures the local flavor, adding a unique touch that resonates with audiences familiar with the vibrant spirit of the region.
An ensemble cast featuring renowned names adds star power to the project. Comedy legend Jon Kenny, alongside Dave McSavage, Karl Spain, and the incomparable Mario Rosenstock, contribute to the film’s comedic prowess. Irish television personality Marty Morrissey adds his charm to the mix, making this cinematic experience an exciting collaboration of talent.
Notably, the cast also includes Elva Trill, known for her roles in “Jurassic Park” and a repertoire of other compelling performances. Her inclusion adds depth and versatility to the ensemble, promising a captivating viewing experience.
Behind the scenes, the film is brought to life by Kilkenny-based production company Dicemen Productions and Tony Kelly’s Lovely Hurling Productions. This dynamic collaboration showcases the synergy between local talents and industry veterans, emphasizing the richness of Ireland’s filmmaking landscape.
“The Hurler: A Campions Tale” stands out as a feel-good comedy presented in a mockumentary style. As Gar Campion takes on the challenge of managing Ireland’s worst hurling team, audiences can expect a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, and heartfelt moments. The film not only entertains but also explores themes of redemption, camaraderie, and the unwavering spirit of Irish sportsmanship.
With its nationwide release on October 6th, cinephiles and sports enthusiasts alike are eagerly anticipating the opportunity to witness this cinematic celebration of hurling, humor, and the indomitable spirit of Gar Campion. “The Hurler: A Campions Tale” promises to leave audiences cheering, both for the team on screen and the talented individuals who have come together to create this cinematic gem.