World Premiere of A Christmas Carol

A Girish Patel Film

We will be screening the World Premiere of a Fermoy Teacher’s new movie version of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story A Christmas Carol on Thursday 12th December 2019 at 7.30 pm.

Fermoy Community Youth Centre


Tickets: €7.50, available from the Fermoy Community Youth Centre Tel: 02532042.

Written and Directed by Girish Patel/ Produced by Carmel Barrett

The full length feature film was produced by Cork producer Carmel Barrett, and Fermoy teacher Girish Patel not only wrote and directed the film, but also composed the music for the movie.

fermoy community youth centre

Girish Patel, Director, Composer and Screenwriter

Carmel Barrett, Producer, Executive Producer

Says Director and Composer Girish Patel:

‘Executive Producer Carmel Barrett and I are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to screen the World Premiere of our new movie here in Fermoy before the film is released worldwide in 2020. We are most grateful for the efforts of Kieran Barry, the hard working manager of the Fermoy Youth Centre in bringing the film to the big screen in Fermoy, and at this festive time of year we hope that the good folk of Fermoy and those across the region as a whole will come along and enjoy the very first screening of the movie. ’

Fermoy Community Youth Centre

Fermoy Community Youth Centre

Actress, Niamh Murphy


Says Kieran Barry of Fermoy Community Youth Centre:

“We are delighted and excited to welcome Girish and Carmel to our Centre and for the honour to screen this World Premier of A Christmas Carol. This is the first time the film will be screened to the public, so we imagine that we are the envy of many Cinema’s. We wish this alI Irish cast the very best of luck and look forward to seeing our magnificent town and the River Blackwater on our big screen. Teas and coffee with mince pies will be available on arrival.”


Actor, John Brett

Actor, Patrick Murphy

Director’s Q & A

Why make another movie about this famous story?

“A Christmas Carol is inspired by the well known classic ghost story by Charles Dickens, and as movie lovers will know there have been several film versions produced over the years. Carmel and I decided to tell the story of the redemption of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge from the point of view of his long suffering impoverished employee, Bob Cratchit, and our movie therefore contains several additional twists that many of the Hollywood versions do not as Scrooge is transported from his time into the future, back to the past and finally returns to Christmas Day in the present”.

Where was the film shot and cast?

“The movie was shot entirely in Co.Cork, from Macroom to Fermoy, with an all Irish cast. We had great fun shooting a scene alongside the river near the Youth Centre in a hot summer’s afternoon, and it was a real challenge to make it look as if the actors are standing outside in the bleak mid winter! Casting the three Spirits was also a real challenge but I feel we have captured the Spirit of Christmas really well in a manner that we hope the movie loving audience will enjoy”.

What inspired you when you composed the score for the movie?

“I was brought up with a love of Christmas carols and many of the favourites feature in the movie alongside my own original orchestral score”.

What will happen to the film after the World Premiere in Fermoy?

Says Executive Producer Carmel Barrett:

“We will be releasing the movie worldwide in 2020 via Amazon Video Direct. Meanwhile the trailer will shortly be available for viewing on Youtube”.


Tickets: €7.50, available from the Fermoy Community Youth Centre Tel: 02532042.