Truth about Kerry from Meath composer Ciaran Hope

This past year, composer Ciarán Hope has been busier than ever.  He completed his evocative score for the new thriller TRUTH ABOUT KERRY which went on to win the Best Screenplay Award after premiering at the LA Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles and is now receiving its European premiere at the inaugural Charlie Chaplin Film Festival in Waterville, Co. Kerry.

Irish writer/director Katie Torpey (pictured here with the composer) went through several composers before handing Hope the task of creating the score for her dark thriller.  Shot on location in Waterville, the film follows an American girl on a journey to Ireland to find out what happened to her best friend who was found dead on an Irish beach six months earlier. When it came time to writing the musical score for TRUTH ABOUT KERRY, Hope proceeded to assemble an astonishing array of musical talent, which allowed him incredible freedom to truly compliment the directors’ vision for the movie. .

“The musical score Ciarán created was exactly what I wanted” says Torpey.  She continues, “He is great at composing music that evokes an emotional response to scenes with little or no dialogue and knows how to take an ordinary scene and use music to make it extraordinary.”

Truth About Kerry Screens at the Charlie Chaplin Film Festival 2011 on August 26th(3pm) and 27th(3 pm) and 28th(noon) at St. Michaels Church in Waterville, Co. Kerry. For ticket information, visit or call +353 (0)66 947 8818

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