Documentary charts fortunes of NI singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan

A NI singer-songwriter who has supported Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol features in a new music documentary which premieres this month.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 4:33 pm
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan
Northern Irish singer-songwriter Ryan McMullan

The documentary about Portaferry musician Ryan McMullan debuts at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh on July 24, followed by a Q&A with the star and director Brendan Byrne.

‘Ryan McMullan: Debut’ is a BBC NI and YellowMoon-funded film produced by Fine Point Films and Cyprus Avenue films.

It follows the up-and-coming singer-songwriter as he prepares for the release of his debut album, centring around a four-day recording session in Co Donegal at the end of 2019.

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The documentary tells the story of how Ryan has reached this point, including footage from his support tours with Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol.

Ryan said: “I grew up watching music documentaries every weekend with my friends, dreaming about being an act or artist that has a documentary made about them.

“I never thought in a million years that it would become a reality.

“What began as a daunting opportunity ended up being one of the most fascinating projects I’ve been involved with so far.

“I am very flattered and honoured to be involved in this film and I hope everyone enjoys it. Warts and all.”