Private Project

Wish You Were Here: The Redbarn Story

Wish You Were Here: The Redbarn Story captures a unique moment in Irish history. A time when 3,000 people packed the Redbarn ballroom just to dance.

An era of boys to one side and girls to the other. Here are the stories of young people cramming into cars, sneaking out and hitching to the dance, riding bikes, walking miles to the venue and home again along the country roads and beach.

Here is the generation of romance, carefree summer holidays and hot, sweaty nights dancing to the sounds of swing, rock ‘n’ roll and country.

  • Michael Twomey
    The Printer, Another Way Home, Town Out Of Time
  • Michael Twomey
    The Printer, Another Way Home, Town Out Of Time
  • Kieran McCarthy
    The Printer, Another Way Home, Town Out Of Time
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Nostalgia, Romance, Music, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2017
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  • Premiere Screening
    May 26, 2017
    Irish Premiere
Director Biography - Michael Twomey

Michael Twomey, MA Film Analysis and Theory, set up Complete Control Films with Kieran McCarthy in 2010.

Their debut documentary film ‘Town out of Time’ (30’) is an exploration of the economic collapse of an Irish town. The film became the subject of a two-page Irish Times investigation on the topic.

In 2012, ‘Another Way Home’ (58’), an exposition of an alternative route to mental health care, narrated by Academy Award Winner, Jeremy Irons was screened at the Cork Film Festival, the 2012 and 2015 UCC Mental Health Conference, the 2013 Fingal Film Festival and the 2014 Dingle Film Festival.

In 2016 Complete Control Films documentary, ‘The Printer’ (15’), a portrait of a Victorian print house and shop, was the centre piece of a broader two-month exhibition in the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. The Printer was screened at the National Print Museum, Dublin in May 2016.

Michael has just completed directing Wish You Were Here: The Redbarn Story (68’).

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