BY THE ACTORS AWARDS
A DATE WITH SHILLELAGH
DIRECTORS: JEFF STEWART & BRIAN JOHNSTON
The film focuses on the misogynistic behavior within the entertainment industry. Highlighted in high profile allegations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. This film production supports The Me Too Movement. Used as a hashtag on social media, Me Too spread virally in October 2017 in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assaults and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
Starring Eleanor Burke (Jo) who appeared in the Oscar-nominated film 'Kon Tiki' and Lauren Cornelius (Karen) a regular with BBC Radio 4 drama, the story follows Jo's dreams of fame. Failing to heed Karen's warnings about slimeball music promoter Billy Tomkins (played by Peter McManus), Jo chances the dance with danger, to pursue her Rolls Royce road to stardom.
Eleanor Burke as Jo
A Date with Shillelagh recently won two awards at the Actors Awards, including Best Actress (Eleanor Burke) and Best Duo (Eleanor Burke and Lauren Cornelius).
Eleanor Burke plays Jo, a singer who dreams to become famous. Failing to heed Karen's (Lauren Cornelius) warnings about slimeball music promoter Billy (Peter McManus), Jo chances the dance with danger, to pursue her Rolls Royce road to stardom. A beautiful performance by a very talented actress. Her character encounters some inner conflicts, fears and hopes, and she excels in showing a wide range of emotions without saying too much.
Lauren Cornelius as Karen
Eleanor Burke as Jo and Lauren Cornelius as Karen make a wonderful duo, for one simple reason: We believed they were best friends in real life too. After Jo ignores Karen's warnings, she finds herself in a dangerous situation that will change her life forever. Beautiful performances and a great chemistry between Eleanor and Lauren in this important film that supports the #MeToo movement.
Eleanor Burke as Jo
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