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THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY

THE MAN WHO WANTED TO FLY 

Frank Shouldice | Ireland 2018 | 83 Min.

Austrian Premiere

Bobby is a bachelor in his eighties and his biggest dream was to fly – how much he wanted to become a pilot! Now, at old age, he is very determined to make his dream come true. Even if it is the last thing he will be doing in his life. He starts looking for a flying instructor while building an airstrip together with his best buddy just in the middle of the fields. 
The Man who wanted to fly tells a modern fairytale without being too cinematic. A heartwarming and cheering, touching and inspiring story about friendship and determination. Because it is never too late to follow your dreams.

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Director: Frank Shouldice
Camera: Dave Perry
Editing: Emer O’Clery
Producer: Trish Canning, Cormac Hargaden


Awards
Best Documentary Feature at the Celtic Media Awards; Audience Award at IFI International Documentary Festival (Dublin); Best of Fest Award (Guth Gafa International Festival, Kells); Best Indie Documentary Award (Best Independents International Film Festival, Karlsruhe); Best Foreign Documentary (Berlin Motion Picture Festival)


Screenings
Galway Film FlŽadh (World Premiere); Newport Beach Film Festival, California (First Screening outside Ireland); DocFeed (Eindhoven); Filmstock12 (Luton); Mostly British Film Festival (San Francisco); British & Irish Film Festival (Luxembourg) 


Biography
Frank Shouldice is a writer, journalist and playwright. He works as producer/director making current affairs documentaries with RTE Investigates in Dublin. He won Prix Europa for his radio documentary The Case That Never Was. His stage plays have been performed in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and his spoken word performance with cellist Freida Freytag, Six Days, is a stage version of his book Grandpa, The Sniper. The Man Who Wanted To Fly is Frank’s feature debut.