The Boy from Mercury (1996)

  Starring: James Hickey, Tom Courtenay, Rita Tushingham and Hugh O'Conor

Director of Photography: Seamus Deasy

Production Designer: Tom Conroy

Original Music: Stephen McKeon

Editor: John Victor-Smith

Producer: Marina Hughes

Writer and Director: Martin Duffy


Journals and Screenplay

Read about the making of the movie!  "The Road to Mercury," Martins collection of experiences as a first-time film director, includes shooting journals and the entire working screenplay of the film. 


The Road to Mercury, available now from


It is now available in print from Ogma Press, Amazon (US), Amazon (UK), Ebay, Barnes & Noble, Borders and Powells.





Mercury opening at the Classic,

where Martin worked as a projectionist.


A recent Trinity College Dublin thesis on Childhood in Irish Cinema, by Pádraic Whyte, includes a chapter on The Boy from Mercury.  With kind permission from the author, the interview is reproduced on this site...




Mp3's from the original score!

(Use default player of right click and Save Target As)

Main Theme

Uncle Tony's Theme

Up Amongst the Stars

Go to Composer Stephen McKeon's homepage


Cast and Crew on the film set in Tallaght

Return to Martin Duffy's Film Resource Page