It was my first movie premier. Yet it felt like I had walked the red carpet a thousand times.
Met by the lovely Sarah, and Eoin Quinn of the Gaiety School of Acting. It is a dark, morbid, horror.
I considered leaving before the opening scene finished. I wont say why. Maybe it was far too painful as a mother to watch. ordinarily my blogs are upbeat, a little bit me, a little bit everybody really.
Watching Limp is like getting a spot on a nerve above your lip. You know when you are in secondary school and so self conscious. Oh God, you have to squeeze it, but you cant, its right there ready to burst but its on that god awful nerve. You squeeze it, you scream and tears roll down your face. Its a nightmare.
Limp felt like I was relieving a nightmare. Take a peek at the trailer and tune back in.
You should really go to see the movie. It was partially filmed in Howth, yet it reminds me of Dun Laoghaire. I've been there. Yes that's right, I have been to Dun Laoghaire. God I was scared, I was so frightened. My legs trembled, I ran and I ran and I ran. Oh you know I was running away from a bad relationship. I ran, I didn't have time to cry. I shipped up and ran. I switched, bus lines, train lines, countries and continents. I ran so quickly. Guess why, I was trained to, by who. The Elite Army Ranger Wing Unit. That's the Irish Special Forces. Now some might say, where did I learn my skills, by the men who raised me silly. The Irish Special Forces, The Irish Ranger Wing. That's right I never mentioned them before. Hello, I didn't want anyone to steal them. Oh relationships go wrong sometimes. So I run away, we fall out, we make up. That is life. I'm alive. I came home. I'm alive. Why did I go to see the film premiere of Limp when I had so many other invitations. I went because I support the ARTS. I went because I write about missing women, trafficked women, and other stuff that doesn't really wet the appetite of traditional family dinner time conversation. Of course it doesn't. Limp is like the precursor to my second next book.
Did you go to see the Film Limp. The opening scenes, told through the eyes of a child are so painful. Who is the child. Who is he. Oh God, how frightened he must have been, in the rain, so cold, so afraid, was his mommy with him, was his brother with him. What happened, who is the child. Who is he? Nobody in the auditorium knew. Do you know who he is? Do you? Maybe not, maybe the child knows. She's free now. She is at peace. Little boy, little precious child, she is free now, she is at peace. Don't be afraid, there is no need to be scared, the bad man is gone away. He is never coming back. Yes that's right the Police caught him. He is gone. He is gone. Little one, little baby, my little prince, he is gone. The bad man is gone. Was the boy with his mommy looking up at the window. Well you have to go and see Limp, its a movie now, in cinemas. Its a nightmare. You had a nightmare. Yes you had a nightmare. It is not real, little boy, my little prince it is not real. It was a nightmare. Did the little child's mommy tell him this. Maybe she did. You will have to go and see Limp.
"She is dead now, let her go"
"Will you let her go"
"She had a stroke"
"Let her go"
"She is dead"
Did she scream that to him before she died. You have to go and see the film, Limp.
Which brings me to my second next book. It is based on some of the worlds most famous missing persons cases.
"It's surrounded, the military have moved in, the gardai and Interpol"
Six 6 - Limp maybe the precursor. It has certainly touched the subconscious. I suppose after WW2, everyone had to face the reality of what happened to the Jews in those 4 missing years. No, the Jews did not go on holidays. They went on the other train. It was the train that took them to concentration camps.
Six 6 - Not yet published, not yet out, you have to get ready first. So get to it. Go and watch Limp - The Dublin Premiere.
Oh one more thing - Guess who I met yesterday. I met someone on the way to see LIMP. He's out now, he is free. I passed him on the street. Our eyes did not meet. Why? I don't know. So I passed him and went to see Limp. I should be so scared to return to Dublin. I should be. But then I would forever remain a prisoner in my home. That cannot happen. You see, I saw him and my friends were with me. He passed me. Yes that's right, on the way to Limp. He scared me. I was filled with fear. My teeth started to chatter, my heart started to pound. Bash, bang, broken jaw, deaf and half blind. He scared me. He left me go. He could have stopped me. He left me go. When I go to Cork, maybe he will follow. I hope not, I would be filled with fear.
"Little Boy, their free now"
"Little Boy, the bad man is gone away"
"measles, mumps, little boy"
"Their at peace now"
"Their free, the bad man is gone away"
New Irish Independent Film "limp." had its Dublin Premiere to a packed house in the Sugar Club on Tuesday night. Along with the full cast and crew including Eoin Quinn, (leading actor who plays Mr. Grot), Anne Gill, Shane Lennon and Laura Canavan who was supported by her sister Alison. There was large support from the acting and entertainment industry, to name a few, Chris Newman, Kamal Ibrahim, Claire Malone, George McMahon, John Conners and "Stalker" director Mark O'Connor to name but a few. The event arranged by Dave Byrne of Underground Cinema said that limp is one of the best independent films to come out of
Byrne of Underground Cinema said that limp is one of the best independent films to come out of Ireland in the last few years. It has been entered into this years IFTAs for 2 categories and it's worldwide journey has just begun.