The new Derry-made film “A Bump Along The Way” premiered in Belfast this week to great acclaim.
Written by Tess McGowan, directed by Shelly Love and produced by Louise Gallagher, the film centres around the awkward relationship between immature mum Pamela and disapproving daugher, Allegra.
With Bronagh Gallagher in the lead, alongside Lola Petticrew, the two central performances are powerful and heartfelt.
When Pamela becomes pregnant following a drunken one-night stand, the relationship between mother and daughter is put to the test.
In equal parts funny and poignant, this film’s strength lies in the universality of its story – which is beautifully told and shot.
The film also features a wonderful supporting cast including Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon, Andrew Doherty, Gerard Jordan, Paddy C. Courtney, Dylan Reid and Zara Devlin.
And since nobody ever mentions the guys behind the camera – great work by Mark McCauley and Billy Gallagher and team.
Developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.