PASCAL is a short graduate film from the Dublin Institute of Technology School of Media.
Pascal Whelan is currently the sole inhabitant of Omey Island, a tidal island off the coast of Co. Galway. Former stuntman and wrestler Pascal spent two decades travelling the world working in films, television, theatre and his own live shows.
Credits to his name include Crocodile Dundee, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Live and Let Die and Peter O'Toole's Macbeth. He also featured on plenty of Irish television. RTE's Strumpet City being his proudest accomplishment.
Pascal returned to the Island where he was born after the tragic loss of a friend during a live show. For the past 20 years Pascal has lived alone on the edge of the Atlantic in his mobile home with no electricity or running water.
In recent years, Pascal has sadly suffered from both prostate and liver cancer, causing a deterioration in his general health and well being. Apart from the occasional pint on the mainland Pascal is confined to his mobile home and is finding it difficult to come to terms with his age and condition.
After spending one on one time with Pascal on Omey Island we have gotten to know him on a more personal level. He is a natural teacher and artist. Pascal has spent his life living on the adrenaline of performing in front of an audience and prides himself on being a one take man. He is best described as a real character.
This documentary will showcase a man who has lived on the edge close to death his entire life and who has now reached his final years. His life story is an inspiration and this may be the last chance to tell it.