Dating Amber is a poignant, honest and funny look at the highs and lows of teenage life where the only way to fit in is to not be yourself, even if this goes against your very being. In the vein of critically acclaimed Sing Street and the Netflix sensation, Sex Education.
Set in Ireland during the mid-90’s, Eddie and Amber (both 17) are in the closet about their sexuality and decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating. Eddie is keen to follow his Dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. However, their ‘ideal’ arrangement begins to fall apart, forcing Eddie deeper into denial as Amber realises that a perilous future awaits her best friend unless she intervenes. Dating Amber is a love letter to all those kids who grew up in a small town and who needed to escape in order to be themselves.
Winner of 2 IFTAs.
“It makes for an honest, refreshing take on the travails of coming out, even if some of the peripheral characters are drawn with broad strokes. Moreover, it showcases the considerable talents of O’Shea and Petticrew beautifully, underscoring that both are names to keep an eye on for the future, along with Freyne himself.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
“Dating Amber proves an absolute delight. If you're missing Normal People, this makes for a feel-good follow-up.” - Deirdre Molumby, Entertainment