Ronan’s movie misses out on Oscar success

Brownlow Integrated College teacher, Ronan Blaney with his BAFTA award and pupils of his form class and staff . Staff included from left are, Mr Stephen Creber, principal; Wendy Kinley, head of drama, Daniel Wright, English teacher, Niamh Murray, English teacher, and Mark Callendar, senior teacher. INLM07-202.
Brownlow Integrated College teacher, Ronan Blaney with his BAFTA award and pupils of his form class and staff . Staff included from left are, Mr Stephen Creber, principal; Wendy Kinley, head of drama, Daniel Wright, English teacher, Niamh Murray, English teacher, and Mark Callendar, senior teacher. INLM07-202.
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It was a disappointment for Ronan Blaney and the crew behind the magical movie Boogaloo and Graham as they narrowly missed out on winning an Oscar.

However the local teacher and his family did Lurgan proud at the glitsy Hollywood ceremony.

Dr Blaney, who is a part time teacher at Brownlow Integrated College, had the whole town rooting for him to bring an Oscar to Lurgan.

Already he has done the town proud by scooping a BAFTA two weeks ago.

He wrote the script for Boogaloo and Graham which was shortlisted in the live action short category of the Oscars.

The Blaney family spent a glamorous week in Los Angeles wining and dining with Hollywood’s elite.

However the movie, directed by Michael Lennox, was narrowly beaten by The Phone Call by Mat Kirkby and James Lucas.

Boogaloo and Graham was written by Dr Blaney and is based on a childhood memory of when his father Sean brought home two chicks for Ronan and his brother Mel to rear.

The film is set in 1970s Belfast and has been given rave reviews.

It is about two young boys who discover the facts of life with the help of their pet chickens.

The Oscars were held last night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.