WAKING NED DEVINE
A disarmingly original comic fable about the true' meaning of
fortune, WAKING NED DEVINE invites audiences into the
enchanting village ofTullymore, population 52 ... and shrinking.
Jackie and Michael are life-long friends who have a talent for
getting into mischief. In their cozy Irish village, even a modest
jackpot would go a long, long way. So it is with great excitement
that they read in the city newspaper that someone in Tullymore
possesses a winning ticket. They figure it should be easy to sniff
out the winner - in such a small village no one can keep a secret
- and it should be a breeze to convince the winner to share his
or her earnings with such good friends as Jackie and Michael.
It could be Finn, the odorous pig farmer or his sensuous, scentsensitive
lover Maggie. It might be the happy-go-lucky postmistress
or it could be shriveled, witchy Lizzie Quinn, the town's
blackest-souled member. But after several bottles of fine whiskey
and eighteen chicken dinners, Jackie and Michael have gotten
little more than· drunk and stuffed. Meanwhile, Jackie's
resourceful wife Annie is getting a bit peeved.
And that's when they discover that one member of the village is
missing: sweet old Ned Devine.
WAKNI GN ED DEVINEi s Kirk Jones' feature film debut.
Fox Searchlight Pictures