‘The Family Way’ is a short-film by local film-maker from Firhouse- Roisin Kearney and was filmed on location around Firhouse, Ballycullen, Woodstown, Nutgrove and Rathfarnham.
It has toured all over the world to film festivals and won best comedy at the Dublin Independent Film Festival.
Roisin has kindly allowed us share the film to support our Artist Emergency Relief Fund. If you enjoy the film please consider a donation to the fund HERE
According to Roisin
‘The Civic from the time it first opened has been an amazing service to the community and artists. Sometimes we forget how important the arts are in our lives, but I think now they have been taken away people are really seeing the benefit they bring. Ireland is sold abroad as the land of saints and scholars but sometimes we forget just what that means and how important it is to support our developing culture. As I said, working in this industry is precarious, most of the time like anything else in the gig economy you depend on one production to see you through until the next one. Many are self employed and this lock down could not have come at a worse time. March to October are the busiest time for people working in the arts and everything is just gone, we don’t know when it will be back up and running. A lot don’t qualify for the covid payment because of their employment status and are really left very vulnerable . The Civic were so quick to recognise this, they set up a fund almost straight away and really understood the predicament people were in. The response has been incredible so far, they raised so much, and all from the community. It just shows you how much they and what they do is valued and appreciated in the area. I think there will be a lot of trauma after this is all over, but it has also really brought out the best in so many. Its made us stop and think about what is important. Our family, our community, and all the incredible people who are helping us through this tough time’