Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. Garage is the story of Josie’s hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer which sees his life changed forever.
Lenny Abrahamson was born in Dublin in 1966. After studying philosophy at Trinity College, he directed his first short and went on to direct numerous commercials for television in Ireland, the UK and worldwide. His first feature film Adam & Paul was released in August 2004 and quickly became a critical and box office hit in Ireland and won several prizes. In 2005, the film opened in the UK to the best reviews for an Irish film there over a decade. At present, he is in production on Prosperity a series of four one hour TV films written by Mark O’Halloran.
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