WHO’S IN IT?
Hazel Doupe (Michael Inside), Dara Devaney (The Enigma of Frank Ryan), Johnny Collins (film debut), Hilda Fay (The Cured), John Gerard Healy (film debut), Jamie Kierans (The Runway), Amelie Metcalfe (film debut), Aidan O’Hare (The Wind That Shakes The Barley), Lalor Roddy (Made in Belfast)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Carmel Winters (Snap), director, writer; David Collins (Mister John) and Martina Niland (Sing Street), producers; Michael Lavelle (Cardboard Gangsters), cinematographer; Julian Ulrichs (Black ’47), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Frances (Doupe) is a fifteen-year-old girl raised by her father Michael (Devaney) in a roadside camp in rural Ireland. She idolises Muhammad Ali, and aspires to be a great boxer just like him, but society and even her own father are unwilling to support her dreams. Not one to be knocked down, Frances must find a way to show everyone that she is a fighter at heart…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Described as a gender-swapped version of Billy Elliot, this is an inspirational drama about a young girl fulfilling her dreams and defying all expectations.