Castleconnell gets a Shot of Hollywood!
Last week the streets of Castleconnell were taken over by scores of crews and movie cameras filming for an upcoming film called “The Martini Shot” featuring none other than Hollywood movie star Matthew Modine, Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises & Stranger Things.
Limerick City and County has been abuzz with celebrity spotting once word spread of this low budget movie being shot throughout the region. Matthew Modine has spoken of his enjoyment during this shoot, stating that he has hugely enjoyed the renowned Irish Hospitality and also that Castleconnell was a stunning village and he loved his visit.
Castleconnell is the most beautiful village to shoot and hopefully there will be far more films and television shoots being held here in the future – Locations manager and local man Sean Flynn
The Martini Shot is a feature film that also stars Irish actor Stewart Townsend, Jason London (Dazed and Confused) and star of stage and silver screen Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE – it also features a cameo appearance from John Cleese. The movie which is set to release in the autumn of 2019 was seen filming on location in All Saints Church & Guerins Pub while the crew enjoyed meals and hospitality in both Bradshaws Pub and the Castle Oaks Hotel.