Filmed entirely in Derry and led by an all-female creative team, A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is directed by Shelly Love, written by Tess McGowan, produced by Louise Gallagher and executive produced by Roma Downey. The film was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme and was funded by Northern Ireland Screen and Yellowmoon.
A BUMP ALONG THE WAY tells the story of fun-loving, 44-year-old single mum Pamela (Gallagher) who becomes pregnant following a one night-stand, much to the shame of her buttoned-up teenage daughter Allegra (Petticrew). As Pamela deals with the prospect of becoming a mum for the second time and the growing pains of the disgruntled Allegra, the challenges they face along the way bring mother and daughter to a better understanding of themselves and each other.
Speaking on the acquisition Love commented “I couldn’t be more delighted that Element Distribution will be handling our film for distribution throughout Ireland. Having held Element in such high regard for some time I know our film will be in safe hands. I am really excited to see how things will develop.”
“Shelly, Tess and Louise have created a wonderful, heart-warming comedy in A BUMP ALONG THE WAY and we are delighted to work with this brilliant bunch of creative women in bringing the film to Irish audiences from August 30th” said Karen O’Malley of Element Distribution.
Ahead of the films August 30th release, Galway Film Fleadh audiences can enjoy A BUMP ALONG THE WAY’s festival screening on Saturday 13th July at 17.45 in Town Hall Theatre.