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Coming Home · Press Release

Press Release

Coming Home is an uplifting story of one woman’s journey to recovery from breast
cancer. It evolved out of a short story by author Anne Chambers which was previously
short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Awards.

At the time of writing the story a friend of Anne’s was diagnosed with breast cancer.
‘I saw her set out on her journey to recovery, firstly trying to come to terms with
the diagnoses and treatment. Along the way her fears, her bravery in the face of
the many painful stages, her unselfishness as she strove to maintain as normal a
life as possible for herself and her family, her determination to get better, her
fear dissolve into hope, was truly inspirational. Coming Home reflects her story
as it does the story of countless other women.’ Anne Chambers.

Coming Home was produced by Tile Films Ltd. “I was very moved by Anne’s story
and immediately agreed to support the project. We put together a team of top class film
professionals all of whom were committed to producing a film with the highest possible
production values.” Dave Farrell

Coming Home is directed by Lisa Mulcahy and the lead role is played by Tony-
nominated and IFTA award-winning actress Dawn Bradfield supported by Simon
O’Gorman, Maria McDermottroe, Theo Kirwan, Joey O’Sullivan and Holly Gregg.

Coming Home will be entered in film festivals/competitions worldwide. It will also be
made available free to any organisation/group/individual who wishes to avail of it as a
support tool in spreading the message of early detection and positivity in the fight against
breast cancer.

Nawrik (KIRWAN spelt backwords) is a charity the Kirwan children set up after the
death of their Dad. It is now run by Hilary (Pratt) and Tony Kirwan.
“ It has been truly inspiring for Hilary & I, not only to be asked by Anne would
our little charity fund Coming Home, but to be able to dedicate our
contribution to the memory of our dear brother and sister, Jack & Jill, both of
whom died of cancer, by supporting the team in making such an outstanding
film. Their dedication deserves acclaim, way beyond the shores
of Ireland, for so effectively promoting the cause of making cancer less
frightening by enlightening” Tony Kirwan