“An intimate portrayal of a pair of octogenarians who refuse to be left
behind in a fast-changing world.” — WF
Five years in the making, produced by award-winning indie Loosehorse and funded by both the Irish Film Board & RTÉ, this story proves that sometimes it takes faith to take flight.
Bobby Coote left school at 13 and spends most of his time in his back shed fixing clocks and making violins, but he has never lost sight of a lifelong dream to fly. He has cut a runway in a neighbour’s field and even built a hangar. And now he’s using his life savings to buy a plane!
He gets no encouragement from his brother Ernie – another octogenarian in the Coote household, who thinks the whole thing is mad. But Bobby is determined to get airborne, even if it’s the last thing he does.
The director will attend
Director Frank Shouldice
Producers Trisha Canning & Cormac Hargaden