Tom Ryan, producer, writer and director of Trampoline was recently awarded a Civic Reception from the Nenagh Town Council for his contribution to the Arts. Councillor Virgina O’ Dowd proposed the award after seeing the film at it’s opening night of it’s cinema run at the Ormond Cineplex.
“For those familiar the world of cinema, Tom’s story is a mirror image of the Italian film Cinema Paradiso in which a young boy works in the local cinema and eventually goes on to become a major star in film” she said.
“Apart from Tom’s direction, Trampoline showcases Nenagh as a fantastic town through the cinematography of Cian Moynan, son of David and Jay Moynan. Cian’s use of panoramic shots from the top of Nenagh Castle shows Nenagh in all it’s glory.
Trampoline is full of local actors who have major roles in the production and among those are Nenagh Players Margaret Walshe, Stuart Andrew, Mike McMahon, Tadhg Hogan Reddy, Kevin Whelan and Paddy Rohan. It was edited by Kevin Minogue, son of Eileen and Donnacha Minogue, Moanfin, Kilruane, Nenagh.”
“Because of Tom’s work I would encourage other film companies to come and look at Nenagh and the surrounding area as a place to film. We have the talent and we have the locations.” Cllr O’ Dowd said.
Also in attendance were members of the cast of Trampoline, who Tom would like to acknowledge for contributing greatly to the film’s continued success.
You can read more in this weeks edition of the Nenagh Guardian.