Film adaptation of Shane Dunphy’s Wednesday’s Child wins coveted award at the Galway Film Fleadh

The film adaptation of Shane Dunphy’s bestselling debut memoir, Wednesday’s Child, has won the coveted Tiernan McBride Award for Best Short Drama at the Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland’s most influential Film Festival.  Directed by Laura O’Shea and produced and starring Caroline Harvey and Charleigh Bailey, the film tells the story of social worker Marie’s first day on the job, and the personal cost the sharp end of child protection work can bring.
The award means that Wednesday’s Child is automatically long-listed for the Acadamy Awards.
Shane’s book was published in 2006, and topped the Irish non-fiction lists for 6 weeks.

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