City Of Roses

City Of Roses

One Halloween night in the early 1980’s a smoldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in west Dublin. Inside were dozens of letters that detailed the story of a young Irish immigrant. Now thirty years after that Halloween and more than 60 years after the events of the letters took place, this film tells the story of Paddy and Rose. Paddy Fitzpatrick emigrated from Dublin to Portland, Oregon in early 1950 to find his fortune, and he often wrote home to his mother telling them all about his new life in America. And life appears to be grand – Paddy has a job he enjoys and has fallen for a lovely young girl. He even escapes the clutches of the United States Army and the Korean War, after falling ill and getting a medical discharge. But just as Paddy and his new bride, Rose, begin their life together, things take a tragic turn. Told through the actual letters written by Paddy and later, Rose, “City of Roses” is a story of love, loss, family and renewed hope.

A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Andrew’s background spans twenty years working at every level within the Irish animation sector. Most recently, Andrew’s credits include writing, producing and directing several of Kavaleer’s key slate projects. He also co-manages Kavaleer’s corporate structure and direction of the company with partner Gary Timpson. Andrew’s films have been screened at hundreds of festivals worldwide and have won awards both at home and abroad including two IFTA nominations and four Digital Media Awards. His TV credentials include creator/ executive producer credits for the internationally syndicated Garth & Bev and the forthcoming show The Draculs. He was twice named on the ‘Forty Under 40’ list of outstanding entrepreneurs by the Sunday Tribune and Sunday Independent, counting him among “the keenest minds and shrewdest entrepreneurs on the block… the potential gamechangers of the next decade.” Andrew is currently acting as series director/executive producer on
Wildernuts and developing new TV series, Tipto and Kira Khan DO!, for launch at Cartoon Forum.

SHORT FILM

CREDIT / SPECIFICATIONS

Ireland

 8 minutes

Producer, Writer, Director : Andrew Kavanagh , Jackie Leonard
Cast : AOIBHIN SEAN, DOYLE AISLING GARRIHY, WALTER,O’NEILL ,PETER,MCCABE, COONAN
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