Oscar award for Conall and his book of spells

Letterkenny family at LauraLynn oscar celebrations

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


Oscar Award for Conall

Conall Shiels pictured with his parents Kieran and Aoife, and awards host, Baz Ashmawy, at the LauraLynn Oscars ceremony in Dublin.

The Odeon Cinema in Charlestown, Dublin, was the location for the third annual LauraLynn Oscars ceremony at the weekend, which saw eight wonderful short films made by LauraLynn families premiere at a black tie event featuring limos, a red carpet reception, screaming fans, and an invite-only exclusive screening.
The evening ended with each movie receiving its very own ‘LauraLynn Oscar’ presented by 2FM radio presenter Tracy Clifford.
Conall Shiels (3) from Letterkenny and his family starred in “Conall and Book of Spells”, a heart-warming film inspired by the popular Harry Potter franchise where Conall has been given the responsibility of protecting the most precious book of spells on earth.
The film was shot on location in the atmospheric Glenveagh Castle, and at the end of the evening Conall was presented with LauraLynn’s Best Fantasy Movie Oscar by Tracy Clifford.
The LauraLynn Oscars is a much-loved event in the hospice’s calendar and involves LauraLynn children, their siblings, and their parents writing, producing and starring in their very own short films with the generous help of industry professionals.
Shot on location in various counties around Ireland, the films span a range of genres, including comedy, action, animation and drama, with all films edited and produced by Windmill Lane Studios.
Awards host, Baz Ashmawy, commented: “The children and their families have put so much work into these films, and it really showed: each production was of a really high professional quality, and everyone involved can be hugely proud of them. We all had such a ball, starting with hair and makeup at LauraLynn followed by VIP transport to the cinema. It was an amazing evening with memories that everyone will cherish.”