‘Hey Ronnie Reagan’ – the Irish Film Board funded short film directed by Lifeblood Films’ Maurice O’Brien produced with Marmalade Films continues to charm audiences at film festivals around the world.
Following sold-out audiences at Cork and Dublin film festivals, its international premier took place at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival in April 2018.
Upcoming screenings include Helsinki Film Festival and the Irish Film Institute’s Documentary Film Festival on 29th September 2018.
The film tells the story of Ronald Reagan’s 1984 visit to his ancestral home – the tiny Co. Tipperary village of Ballyporeen. Featuring never seen before archive and a cast of colourful local legends, it’s a bittersweet and funny story and snapshot of a fast disappearing rural Ireland.
The film features cinematography from John McMahon and was edited by Cara Holmes. You can hear an interview that Ryan Tubridy conducted with Maurice for RTE Radio 1 here: (include link)