One of Ireland’s great musical talents finds his body shattered by a road accident. After a miraculous recovery, he is reborn, transformed, and in his last year inspires his friends onto greatness. Mic Christopher was an enormous musical talent who since his death in 2001, remains largely unknown outside of Ireland.
This story charts Mic Christopher’s rise, fall, rebirth, and legacy – how he leads his wide circle of friends (an entire generation of Irish musicians ) onto fame, success and new artistic highs.
Told through the eyes of these friends (including Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh, and others), this epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will both touch and inspire.
Q+A with director Alan Leonard and cast
“Delves into the mythology of the early days, busking on the streets of Dublin, of some of Ireland’s most treasured performers.”— WF
Irish Documentary Competition
Director Alan Leonard
Script Níall Carver, Alan Leonard
Producers Níall Carver, Alan Leonard, Fiona Graham
Cast Mic Christopher, Glen Hansard, Sharon Horgan, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh, Bronagh Gallagher, Mike Scott, Lisa Hannigan, Colm Mac Con Iomaire
2019 | Ireland | 100 mins | Documentary