A moving advert has been released as part of a voter registration campaign ahead of next year’s referendum on equal marriage.
The Republic of Ireland, which introduced civil partnerships in 2011, is set to vote next May on extending civil marriage to same-sex couples, with early polls suggesting a landslide victory for equality.
However, referendums have a history of unpredictability in the country, due to a combination of low turnouts and powerful religious lobbies.
The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, and Marriage Equality Ireland have all joined together to launch the ‘Yes Equality’ campaign – which alongside LGBT charity BeLonG To launched its first ad targeted at young voters today.
Film Commissioned by BeLonG To Youth Services.
Directed and Produced by Hugh Rodgers and Anna Rodgers
Director of Photography: Eleanor Bowman
Editor: Hugh Rodgers
Narrator – Emmet Kirwan
Sound: Emer Sands
Production Assistant: Sheena O’Byrne
Colour correction: Michael Higgins
Executive Producers: Michael Barron & David Carroll
Music from The Music Bed
“Anthem Retrace” by A. Taylor
Featuring Stephen Lehane, David Gilna, Laura Mc Gann, Anne-Marie Connolly, Zoe Gorsuch, Bruno Ferrer Silva, Monika Palova, Eppie Claffey, Ciara Freyne, Jessica Sanchez, Juan Carlos Merquez Rodriguez, Etain Kidney, Michelle Walls, Margie Lewis, Kit Geraghty, Dylan Mc Evoy, Noel Sheehan.
Thank you to Zlata Filipovic, Ger O’Donohoe, Jake Agusta, Pauline Keeling, The Fumbally, David Mullane, The Lighthouse Cinema, Dominic Martella, UCD, Kevin Worall, Denis Redmond, Gerard Faherty, Kevin Worall, Simon Majda, Blake Murphy, Benjamin Roussel, Raychel Coyle, Office of Public Works.
An Invisible Thread production for BeLonG To Youth Services, 2014.