An Irish film about Cuban drag queens helped these filmmakers find their voice

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An article from The Journal.

IN LIFE, IT’S not always easy to take the risks that are expected of us.

In work, our creative drive can be hampered by our inability to move out of our comfort zones.

Don’t take risks, we tell ourselves – we’re cosy right where we are.

But sometimes, our creativity dissipates, and we find ourselves at the mercy of taking that risky leap in search of inspiration.

Over six years ago, writer and actor Mark O’Halloran found himself about to take a new risk – one that almost led him to the Oscars. It came after a period where he was, he says, creatively spent.

“I had come to the end of a large, maybe two to three years of work and I had kind of run out of things to say,” the Ennis native tells TheJournal.ie as we sit in the plush confines…

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