TWICE SHY

By Tom RYAN

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Drama - Completed 2016

Two young Irish lovers, faced with an unplanned pregnancy, reflect on the choices they have made as they journey to London in order to face the biggest decision of all.

Festivals
& Awards

Galway 2016
Official Selection
Irish Screen America 2016
Rising Star Awards
Indie Cork Film Festival 2016
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Road movie, Second film
    • Countries
    • IRELAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tom RYAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Tom RYAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Fionn GREGER
    • Synopsis
    • Living in small town Tipperary, shy teen Andy O’ Meara (Shane Murray-Corcoran) can hardly believe his luck when the gorgeous Maggie Collins (Iseult Casey) becomes his date for their high school ‘Debs’ prom. Andy’s divorced father Brendan (Ardal O’Hanlon) encourages his son’s fledgling relationship despite his failing electrical repair business and struggle against depression.

      Both Andy and Maggie leave Tipperary for university life in Dublin, but Andy finds it harder to settle into the social side and feels jealous of Maggie’s partying particularly with the confident, good-looking and smarmy Brian (Ben Harding). Feeling sidelined, Andy whisks Maggie away for a romantic weekend in London to celebrate their anniversary and together they make plans to settle there after graduation.

      However, on their return, Andy receives a call that his father has attempted suicide and he returns to Tipperary to care for him without revealing to Maggie the true reasons why. Andy’s continued absence and eventual dropping out from university causes constant strain and arguments between them. Taking advantage of the situation, Ben charms a broken hearted Maggie into a one night stand.

      Still pining, Andy is excited when Maggie texts out of the blue asking to meet. Brendan suggests that Andy should make a romantic meal while he makes himself scarce for the evening. However, Andy’s hopes for reconciliation are dashed when Maggie reveals she is pregnant and that Ben is the father.

      Maggie’s father Pat (Pat Shortt) is oblivious to his daughter’s dilemma, but advises her to ‘trust her own decisions’. Andy’s father is similarly unaware of his son’s situation but advises him to ‘be there for her’.

      Andy, heartbroken, agrees to drive Maggie to Dublin airport from where she will fly to London to face the biggest choice of her life.
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