Northern Ireland 1981 - faced with an impossible decision a conflicted mechanic living in a border town will be forced to make a decision that will change his life forever. In a time of social upheaval, mistrust and religious division everyone must pick a side.
The film explores the polarising of people and communities during "The Troubles" It was really important to us to make a film that offered a balanced view of the conflict without casting judgement on either side. The film is an adaption of an award winning play written by well known Cavan playwright Brendan McCann.
The project was made possible by a peace and reconciliation fund called PEACE III with support from the Belturbet Drama Society. The goal of the project was always to further develop the relationship between the two political and religious communities North and South of the border. As part of our filmmaking journey we shot, cast and crewed up with amazing industry professionals and local people from both sides of the border.
We are really proud of this film and the fact that it has already brought people together.
THIS IS A FILM WORTH SEEING - PLEASE HELP US GET IT OUT THERE!
Our key crew include:
Director - Brian Deane: 126(Setanta Documentary), Without Words (Award winning short film)
Producer - Anna O'Malley: Vikings, Flat lake & Love Eternal
Producer - Kevin McCann: The Boys of St Columb's
Sound Mixer - Dan Birch: Tudors,Vikings & In America
Director of Photography - Paddy Jordan: Stitches, Citadel & Pentecost (Oscar nominated)
Production Designer - Padraig O'Neil: Garage, The Boxer & Braveheart
Costume Designer: Caitriona Ní Threasaigh Neverland, Becoming Jane & Isolation
Editor - Eamonn Cleary: Hillstreet, Toy Soldiers (Award winning) & PS I love you
Writer - Matt Roche: Atrophy, Homemade & Toy Soldiers ( All Award winning short films.
Stuart Graham: Hunger, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy & The Fall
John Delaney: Titanic; Blood & Steel, Hooligans & Ceart Agus Coir
Janet Moran: Love/Hate, Breakfast on Pluto & The Clinic
Paddy Rocks: A Belfast Story, Game of Thrones & Behold the lamb
Matthew O Brien: Inside, Reasons to be silent, Domestic Odyssey
Helen Roche: Roy, Deception & Fair City