Co Roscommon. We start off with our video of the world premier of Moone Boy which was screened here in Boyle on the eleventh of August.
We were blessed once again with good weather as SKY HD laid on a terrific evenings entertainment in the company of Chris and all the show's cast.
|SKY TV Head of comedy, Lucy Lumsden with the cast of Moone Boy|
Moone Boy is a semi-autobiographical six-parter, adapted from Chris’s 2010 comedy short for Sky’s Little Crackers, based on his experiences growing up in Boyle.
Filmed in Dublin, Co Wicklow, Co Roscommon and Chris’s own hometown of Boyle, Moone Boy follows the adventures of the youngest member of the Moone family.
|The Moone Family|
A small boy with a big imagination, 11-year-old Martin (David Rawle) is doing his best to survive life with his chaotic family – mum Debra (Deirdre O’Kane), dad Liam (Oscar nominee Peter McDonald) and his loudmouth older sisters Trisha (Aoife Duffin), Fidelma (Clare Monnelly) and Sinead (Sarah White). Luckily for him, he’s got a great friend to rely on for company, Sean Murphy (Chris O’Dowd).
However, Sean isn’t your normal childhood friend, which might have something to do with the fact that he's completely imaginary.
Together, Martin and Sean negotiate the various obstacles of the day-to-day life of an 11-year-old, whether they be his sisters’ unending pranks, school bullies or the pressures of being an altar boy.
Martin isn’t alone in having a pal that only he can see – his school friend Padriac (Ian O’Reilly) has his own made-up mate, ‘legendary wrestler’ Crunchy Danger Haystacks (Johnny Vegas).
Moone Boy also features an unforgettable appearance by British comedy legend Steve Coogan and a variety of animations from the Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) as Martin’s regular fantastical daydreams are brought to life through these magical doodles.