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Dermot Kennedy – “My good friend Brendan Canty has made this short film about my set at Electric Picnic last year. The best live moment I’ve ever had. Singing these songs to a sea of people at home meant so much. I hope you enjoy this X”

Brendan Canty – ‘’Dermot Kennedy playing the mainstage at Electric Picnic 2019 was a monumental homecoming show for him. A landmark moment that underlined how far he has risen in just a couple of years – from busking on the streets of Dublin to playing to 20,000 people hanging off every word.

 To mark the occasion, I was commissioned to make a narrative film featuring Dermot’s performance at Electric Picnic. I wanted to capture the youthful euphoria of a first festival experience – the magical highs, disappointments and redemptions between friends.

I cast two of the best young actors in Ireland in Jordanne Jones and Lauryn Canny, and with the best crew known to man and only one day of access, we somehow pulled this off – and I’m super proud of it!’’


Cast: Jordanne Jones Lauryn Canny Sean Gormley Diarmuid Noyes Production & Crew: Director – Brendan Canty Producer – Killian Connolly Producer – Andrew Freedman

Assistant Producer- Gar O’Rourke

Production Company: RUFF. Studio

Video Commissioner – Laura Clayton DOP – Colm Hogan 1st AD – Oisin McGovern Steadicam / 2nd Cam – Roman Bugovskiy

Production Assistant – Peter Kilmartin Hair / Makeup – Sara Golding

Wardrobe – Cathy Normoyle Editor – Allyn Quigley Colourist – Mikey Pehanich @ Blacksmith Flame – Daniel Morris @ Blacksmith

Sound Mix – Daithí O’Dronaí Debut album ‘Without Fear’ out now:… Follow Dermot Kennedy:

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