The Most Fertile Man In Ireland
Eamonn Manley (Kris Marshall) hasn't much going for him. He's 24, he works in a Dating Agency (AmorĂ© - 'Your Love is Our Affair') and he lives with his Ma. At night he hides in his room, dreaming of superhero adventures, romance and a girl he's too scared to approach.
Yet his life takes on a new direction when, after a miraculous encounter with Mary Mallory (Tara Lynn O' Neill), the local good time girl, Eamonn discovers he has the highest sperm count in Ireland. With male fertility rates plummeting around the world Eamonn finds himself in demand. Seduced by the possibility of doing good and a taste of the high life, Eamonn is persuaded by his friend Millicent (Bronagh Gallagher) to start providing a unique service to the good ladies of Belfast.
With his new-found confidence, he finally finds the courage to ask out the girl of his dreams. Rosie (Kathy Kiera Clarke) works at the local funeral home and has proved impervious to the approaches of more bullish guys. Entirely unaware of his new profession she finds herself drawn to the innocent, awkward Eamonn. And so begins Eamonn's bizarre double life: Lothario to half the city by day and shy lover to Rosie by night. His life is weirder and more wonderful than he could ever have imagined.
Meanwhile the 'most fertile man in Ireland' has come to the attention of the local Protestant hardmen, led by Mad Dog Billy Wilson (James Nesbitt), formerly 'the most-feared and psychotic' paramilitary in Belfast who now finds himself in a world that no longer requires or endorses his services. Aware that the rising birth rate in the Catholic community means the Protestants will no longer be in the majority, he is determined to get Eamonn to even the score.
- Type of film
- 35mm Kodak
- Dudi Appleton 1st Feature
- Rod Stoneman
- Executive Producer
- Rod Stoneman
- Emer Reynolds
- Jim Keeble
- Director of Photography
- Ronan Fox
- Mervyn Moore (Location Mixer), Marc Berger (Final Mix)
- James Johnston
- Principal Cast
- Kris Marshall, James Nesbitt, Bronagh Gallagher, Kathy Kiera-Clarke