Coming Home is an uplifting story of one woman's journey to recovery from breast cancer. It evolved out of a short story by author Anne Chambers which was previously short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Awards.
At the time of writing the story a friend of Anne's was diagnosed with breast cancer.
'I saw her set out on her journey to recovery, firstly trying to come to terms with the diagnoses and treatment. Along the way her fears, her bravery in the face of the many painful stages, her unselfishness as she strove to maintain as normal a life as possible for herself and her family, her determination to get better, her fear dissolve into hope, was truly inspirational. Coming Home reflects her story as it does the story of countless other women.' Anne Chambers.
Coming Home (14 minutes) was produced by Tile Films Ltd. "I was very moved by Anne's story and immediately agreed to support the project. We put together a team of top class film professionals all of whom were committed to producing a film with the highest possible production values." Dave Farrell, Tile Films
Coming Home is directed by Lisa Mulcahy and the lead role is played by Tony-nominated and IFTA award-winning actress Dawn Bradfield supported by Simon O'Gorman, Maria McDermottroe, Theo Kirwan, Joey O'Sullivan and Holly Gregg.
Coming Home will be entered in film festivals/competitions worldwide. It will also be made available free to any organisation/group/individual who wishes to avail of it as a support tool in spreading the message of early detection and positivity in the fight against breast cancer.
Nawrik (KIRWAN spelt backwards!) is a charity the Kirwan children set up after the death of their Dad. It is now run by Hilary (Pratt) and Tony Kirwan.
" It has been truly inspiring for Hilary and I, not only to be asked by Anne would our little charity fund Coming Home, but to be able to dedicate our contribution to the memory of our dear brother and sister, Jack & Jill, both of whom died of cancer, by supporting the team in making such an outstanding film. Their dedication deserves acclaim, way beyond the shores of Ireland, for so effectively promoting the cause of making cancer less frightening by enlightening" Tony Kirwan