Actor Rhys Mannion, from Kiltoom, Athlone, in a scene from the new Irish film 'It Is In Us All'.

Irish premiere of film starring Athlone actor set for Galway Film Fleadh

A new film featuring a young actor from Kiltoom will have its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh next month.

Rhys Mannion (19) plays one of the lead roles in It Is In Us All, a psychological drama which was filmed in Donegal towards the end of 2020.

The film, which was written and directed by Antonia Campbell-Hughes, and stars Cosmo Jarvis, had its world premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) film festival in Austin, Texas, in March of this year.

Its Irish premiere will now take place in Galway's Town Hall Theatre at 6pm on Saturday, July 9.

The 92-minute film follows its protagonists Hamish (Cosmo Jarvis) and Evan (Rhys Mannion) through the aftermath of a shocking car accident.

A review on the US entertainment website Variety described it as an "enigmatic" and "atmospheric" film in which "the bleak beauty of this isolated part of Ireland becomes a character all of its own."

Rhys Mannion as Evan in a scene from 'It Is In Us All'.

The upcoming screening as part of the Galway Film Fleadh will be followed by a question and answer session with director Anthonia Campbell-Hughes and cast. Tickets are available here.

Rhys, a former student of Athlone Community College, is a son of Mary and Ciaran Mannion.