Radio Kerry understands that the filming of a new movie based on the Kerry Babies controversy has ended.
London-based Defiant Films has announced on its website that the film, called Out of Innocence, is at the end of development and is about to cross over into pre-production.
The new film, which is due to be released next year, is directed by Danny Hiller, who’s worked for the BBC and ITV, and its stars include Olivier Award winning actress Fiona Shaw who’s appeared in the Harry Potter films.
Defiant Films’ website describes the project, which was shot in this country as a “poignant social drama based on true life events which helped shape history to make the Ireland we know today.”
Radio Kerry News has contacted the film company for a comment.
‘Out of Innocence’ is based on controversial events in Kerry in the 1980s.
On April 14th, 1984 a baby boy’s body was discovered on White Strand, Cahersiveen.
Joanne Hayes was charged with murder but the charge was dropped when the body of a second baby boy was found on her family’s farm in Abbeydorney.
The Kerry Babies Tribunal later concluded that she had just had one baby, the infant found in Abbeydorney.