Irish actor Goodbye ‘crying’ because of Oscar-nominated short film

Irish actor Goodbye James Martin has said he “broke up” after it was announced that the short film had been nominated for an Oscar.

The film, set in Northern Ireland and about two estranged brothers who come together after the death of their mother, was nominated in the best short film category at the 95th Academy Awards.

Martin, who plays Lorcan, spoke to Channel 4 News about discovering the film was nominated while on holiday in Spain with his parents.

He said: “You see when you go to Spain, in a shopping mall, and you burst into tears with my mom and dad beside me. I just can’t believe it has come this far.

“The tears of joy, of course. It’s great to have that and only the screenwriters, Tom and Ross, for making this An Irish Goodbye movie. It’s been amazing for them, even though they’re only 24, they’ve done this very well.”

The black comedy, shot on location in Londonderry, Templepatrick and Saintfield, is directed by Tom Berkeley and Ross White.

Set on a farm in rural Northern Ireland, the film tells the story of two estranged brothers Turlough, played by Seamus O’Hara, and Lorcan, as they are forced to reunite after their untimely death. mother, played by Michelle Fairley.

After discovering an unfinished bucket list belonging to their mother, the two brothers’ reunion takes a completely different direction.

While chatting with Channel 4 News host Matt Frei, Martin, who has Down syndrome, also revealed the date of the Oscars ceremony, March 12, as his birthday.

“It’s amazing that it happened even though the Oscars are in the US, and even though this year it’s happening on my birthday,” he said.

“So it’s nice to have that excitement, to have that on my birthday, it’s amazing.”

When asked what he plans to wear on the Oscars red carpet, Martin replied: “My dad has a lovely leopard print coat that I can wear at the Oscars and hope that a pretty bow and a nice shirt of mine will succeed. down a hope treatment.

When asked if he plans to continue working at his current coffee shop in Belfast if the film wins an Oscar, Martin said: “I love my coffee. It would be great to continue working at Scalini’s in Belfast and at Starbucks as well, because both are really good employers.

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“Perhaps this will open those doors for me, it will be very busy. Let’s hope so.” Irish actor Goodbye ‘crying’ because of Oscar-nominated short film

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