Irish Filmmaker, Graham Jones, who is described by Variety Magazine as "A very Talented Director', has released his seventh feature film 'NOLA AND THE CLONES".
The indie film tells the story of a prostitute in Dublin who encounters a series of men that appear strikingly similar to one another. Young Irish actress, Caoimhe Cassidy (BY THE BOG OF CATS, Abby Theatre). The film was made with limited resources and has a considerable sense of realism, not to mention some magic realism.
"Volunteering in a good homeless shelter years ago, I learnt that sometimes individuals who can offer the greatest insight into our society receive the least attention from it', says the writer/director Jones. "
"The shelter was men-only, though and got me wondering what female homelessness might be like - so over the years i sought to find out. Of course, it's worse for women because there's a far greater sexual threat and risk of falling into prostitution, either while homeless or to stave off homelessness. To be honest, I wasn't even sure if i could make this movie until Caoimhe Cassidy did a reading. But i was very reluctant to give up something for the right actress because women have always been central to my movies, both in front and behind the camera and it felt important to honour that. Nola is a strong female character, negotiating her way through a series of very difficult men and we are trying to give her a voice"
"Working with Grahan on NOLA AND THE CLONES was a completely new experience for me", says lead actress Caoimhe Cassidy. "I had never worked in this way before which was exciting. As we delved into the mind and world of Nola, i felt safe and at ease, even through some of her dark moments which are demanding at times. There was a lot of trust there".
"It is a story that hasn't been told and because of the times i think it is important", concurs lead actor, Joseph Lydon. "It was the most challenging and rewarding experience i have had, i played several different characters with several different personalities and body types - It was awesome."
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