'Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being'

Dating Amber premieres on Amazon today

Irish film, 'Dating Amber', which features Meath's Sharon Horgan, written and directed by David Freyne, premieres on Amazon Prime Video in Ireland and the UK today (Thursday).

Wildcard Distribution will release Dating Amber on the big screen in Ireland when cinemas re-open this summer.

Set-in Ireland during the mid-90s, Eddie (Fionn O’Shea) and Amber (Lola Petticrew) decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realises that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes.

Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being.

The film also stars BAFTA and IFTA Award winner Sharon Horgan, Barry Ward, and Simone Kirby. The film was funded by Screen Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and was produced by Rachael O’Kane and John Keville. Benoit Rôland co-produced the film with Altitude’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson and Mike Runagall, and Screen Irelands’ Dearbhla Regan, pxecutive Producing.

Altitude are handling international sales and will be screening at the Cannes Virtual Market.

Writer and director David Freyne commented: “Dating Amber' is as personal a film as I will ever make. It's my love letter to my home and for all those kids who needed to escape to be themselves. And at its heart are two extraordinary young stars, Fionn O'Shea and Lola Petticrew. I’m so excited to share it on Amazon Prime Video, to bring some laughter in these uncertain times and for everyone to fall in love with Eddie and Amber."

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