WestSide @ The 62nd Cork Film Festival

Westside Students representing Lucan on the big screen at the 62nd Cork Film Festival and beyond.

Its been a busy year for The Westside Agency with castings both on stage and screen. The 62nd Cork Film Festival has launched its programme today and we are delighted that students Amy Macken and Ruby Rose O’Hara feature in two films screening at the festival.

Since 2014, the Cork Film Festival is Academy Awards® accredited. The winners of its Grand Prix Irish presented by RTÉ Cork and Grand Prix International will now qualify for the long list of the Academy Awards® for the Animated Short Film/Live Action Short Film category.



Amy Macken playing ‘Leah’ in Tomato CanYou don’t know someone until you see them get punched in the face. The character Leah forms the films point of view, a young teenager who undertakes a fundamental but life changing journey. Written and directed by Ciaran Cassidy and produced by Aoife McGonigal. The film is being screened as part of The Irish Film Board World Premiere Shorts.


Ruby Rose O’Hara playing ‘Chloe’ in The Secret Market, the story of Chief surgeon Dr. Amy McCarthy (Victoria Smurfit) who has a near perfect life until her past comes back to haunt her. Directed by Martina McGlynn and Produced by Garret Daly and Victoria Smurfit.

Having won  The Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at the Rhode Island International Film Festival earlier this year the film is nominated for Best Irish Narrative at the Kerry Film Festival.