Offaly filmmakers' documentary to be screened on RTÉ
An IFTA-winning documentary story by Offaly filmmakers is to be screened on RTÉ tomorrow night (Tuesday).
Directed by Garret Daly and produced by Martina McGlynn from Daingean-based Mixed Bag Media, Nothing to Declare is the story of two Irish boys aged 10 and 13 on a stowaway adventure of a lifetime from Dublin to New York in the summer of 1985.
Keith Byrne and Noel Murray recount their childhood journey for the first time on screen in this nostalgic transatlantic adventure.
Keith (10) and Noel (13) from Darndale had run away before, but evading the authorities in three countries was a first – even for them !
In August 1985 they began an incredible adventure that would see the young duo leaving home and eventually ending up in New York having arrived there on an Air India flight from London.
Their journey baffled security in three countries, caused a major terrorism alert and left their parents in the dark about their whereabouts for days.
Now thirty six years later and for the first time on screen together, Keith and Noel recount their adventure.
The film will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Tuesday, August 2, at 10.30pm.