Producer and director to host Q&A session

Mic Christopher (left) busking in the early days with Oscar-winner Glen Hansard

HEYDAY, a highly-regarded feature-length documentary, based on the life of gifted singer-songwriter Mic Christopher, will be screened at the Kerry Film Festival in Killarney on October 20.

Mic Christopher and his music touched and inspired a generation of Irish talent and he composed the title track used in the 2003 Guinness ad, Quarrel, starring Fossa film star Michael Fassbender.

Michael Fassbender in the Guinness ad Quarrel

The heartfelt story charts the singer-songwriter’s humble beginnings, busking on the streets of Dublin, his rise to rock star status and the near fatal road traffic accident that left him millimeters from death.

It continues right through to his final year where he inspired an entire generation of Irish musicians to achieve fame, success and new artistic highs.

Link to documentary trailer:

Heydey is a remarkable story told through the eyes of those whose lives he touched, including Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh and many more.

A co-production between Single Cell Films and Speed of Life Films, it is directed by Alan Leonard, written by Alan Leonard and Níall Carver and produced by Níall Carver, Alan Leonard and Fiona Graham.

Carver and Leonard will attend the screening in Killarney and they will be available for a questions and answers session with the audience afterwards.

Heydey: The Mic Christopher Story will be screened at Cinema Killarney on Sunday, October 20 at 2.30pm and admission is €6.00.

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