Ryan McMullan: DEBUT

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CertificateNot Rated
DirectorBrendan J. Byrne
WritersBrendan J. Byrne
Running Time1HR 20MINS
SeasonMain Programme

Brendan J. Byrne (producer of George Best: All By Himself and producer/director of Bobby Sands: 66 Days) brings us Ryan McMullan: DEBUT, a beguiling portrait of emerging singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan as he prepares to release his debut album.

Centred around a four day recording session on Cruit Island, County Donegal at the end of 2019, Byrne's doc follows McMullan and his team - including musician and McMullan mentor Foy Vance, manager/drummer Paul ‘Hammy’ Hamilton and producer Eoin O’Callaghan from Elma Orkestra - as they assess all the songs competing for a place on the album, a potential breakthrough moment for McMullan.

Colouring in the key stepping stones of McMullan's career to date, DEBUT explores his early meetings with his long term collaborators, his support tour with Ed Sheeran, his growing links to leading Northern Irish band Snow Patrol and their lead singer Gary Lightbody, and how the Covid-19 pandemic has left his career at a crossroads.

This screening will feature an in-person introduction by Ryan McMullan.

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