Award winning filmmaker Philip Bertrand Cullen brings this inspirational story ‘ Lipsync’n To My Own Life ‘ of Wexford singer songwriter Mick Egan to the screen. Shot in various locations throughout County Wexford over a period of six years, the story maps Mick Egan’s song writing journey that has spanned over forty years and has inspired numerous singer songwriters to follow their creative music paths. A commentary by Philip Bertrand Cullen I’ve been involved with singer songwriters and bands in Wexford for almost 40 years and it never ceases to amaze me how this very passionate and dedicated community is becoming more and more creative in its story telling through song. For me and many others one singer songwriter who has been a guiding force in this community is Mick Egan. He has nurtured, encouraged and to a certain extent given his life to the pursuit of bringing the best of creative song writing out of both young and not so young aspiring songwriters which has led to some great songs been written, songs that can easily stand next to any other on the world stage. This film ‘ Lipsync’n To My Own Life ‘ is an insight into Mick’s life of dedication tosong writing and performing. His generosity to others and the high esteem he is held in by the community of songwriters in Wexford and beyond. Shot over six years in various locations throughout Wexford with numerous interviews, some re-enactments and the sheer volume of research material gathered for this film rockumentary meant that it was no ordinary project. The first rough cut was almost three hours in duration, and I could have doubled it in length with the amount of people who wanted to contribute but I have finally edited down to 120 minutes. Some might say that is quite long but believe me it isn’t. To cut it any shorter would be an injustice to Mick. I think this film will stand as an important account of the creative song writing talent in Wexford. I hope it will encourage people that don’t normally write songs but always wanted to try, to get creative, to stir their potential and as importantly to go out to gigs and support the original songs that these talented songwriters produce.
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