Breaking Down Barriers Part 1: “Coming Soon” is an urban sports, arts & (counter) culture film by Kilkenny filmmaker, Isaac Burke.
The film-screening of Breaking Down Barriers Part 1: “Coming Soon” at the Watergate Theatre is a benefit event for Teac Tom (supported by the Thomas Hayes Trust).
Journey alongside the film crew as they discover the multi-generational challenges and opportunities that inspired resilience and ingenuity in an urban sports and arts community to break down barriers and positively impact the cultural fabric of Kilkenny, which finally culminated with a top-class designed skatepark in the Abbey Quarter. Through a 360-degree perspective, meet community, arts, sports & not-for-profit leaders and local influencers & creatives (including skateboarders, BMXers, rollerbladers, surfers, graffiti artists, musicians, animators and more) as they drive positive change through creativity, mental health interventions and youth development in the lives of Ireland’s new multicultural community of changemakers striving to pay it forward by building on the hopes and dreams of past generations. Breaking Down Barriers includes interviews with Andrew McGuinness (Vice Chair, Kilkenny County Council and former Mayor of Kilkenny), Anne Barber (Vice President, Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce and Owner & Operator, Butterslip), Olga Barry (Director, Kilkenny Arts Festival), Joanna Cunningham (Executive Director, Watergate Theatre), Angela Hayes (CEO & Founder, The Thomas Hayes Trust), Nickey Brennan (35th President of the GAA), and others. The film-screening of Breaking Down Barriers Part 1: “Coming Soon” at the Watergate Theatre is a benefit event for Teac Tom (supported by the Thomas Hayes Trust).