If you’ve watched Normal People one too many times and are looking for another Paul Mescal fix, we’ve got good news for you.
The actor, who played Connell, is starring in a new film short film in which he plays a GAA lad once again.
Drifting follows two Irish lads in a rural town who have been best friends since they were kids. But as time moves on and the pair get older, one of them has to break the news that he’s emigrating and leaving the town and life they once lived behind.
GAA man Cian, played by Paul Mescal is often cared for by his best friend Pat (played by Dafhyd Flynn). Picking him up after nights out and fights, and dealing with him trying to get with another lad’s girlfriend, Cian appears like a bit of a liability and now, Pat has to make the tough choice to move on alone.
Taking place over 24 hours, the movie unfolds and with a strong focus on the power of male friendships and the heartache of flying the nest as an adult.
The short film will make its premiere at the digital Galway Film Fleadh this year, with 400 lucky people getting to see the flick for the first time on Saturday, July 11.
The whole movie was also shot in Longford and comes with incredible music from Daithí – a regular on the Irish festival music scene, so you know it’s going to be a good one.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long until it’s shared with the rest of the country but until then, you can check out the trailer below. We cannot wait.
Words: Denise Curtin