Very sad to hear of the passing of Alfred (Alf) McCormack.
Alf and his friend Freddie were two gentlemen printers at the National Print Museum and were the first people I met at the museum who encouraged me to research and make the film PROCLAIM!
They also said they would get me access to the museum- and they did!
Alf and Freddie were there on the day of the shoot and made sure the printing press worked for us and allowed us to film as it printed off several proclamations.
They also did us the massive favour of being in it.
They are the two gentlemen printers who take up the work of continuing to print after Christopher Brady leaves to bring more proclamations to the GPO and the streets and walls of Dublin City.
Alf also knew William O'Brien, one of the original printers of the proclamation (played by Brian Murphy), so it was perfectly fitting that he play the printer who took up the baton of continuing to print proclamations.
Alf is a beautifully warm & gentle soul with a cracking sense of humour & he will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.