A Donegal feature film is among three commissioned by TG4 to receive their premieres at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh.
The feature docu-drama The Queen v Patrick O’Donnell, will premier online on 22nd July.
Produced by ROSG the film reveals on screen for the first time the true story behind one of the most compelling murder plots in Irish history, a thrilling tale of violence, courtroom drama, romance and political intrigue.
Containing evidence from British Home Office files kept secret for 100 years, it reveals shocking new information about the fate of the quiet-spoken Donegal man who killed the infamous informer James Carey on board a ship off the coast of South Africa in 1883.
The main characters in the feature docu-drama are portrayed by critically acclaimed actors; Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde, Stephen Jones, Brídín Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh and Sophie Campbell.
Directed by Tomás Seoighe, produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh, Eilís Ní Cheallaigh & Seán Ó Cuirreáin for ROSG, with funding from TG4, Screen Ireland and The BAI. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/6zlJwZvX-pc
Speaking about this year’s Galway Film Fleadh TG4’s Commissioning Editor Deirbhile Ní Churraighín said, “TG4 is delighted to premier three films at this year’s Film Fleadh, including the third Cine4 release, which is a partnership between TG4, Screen Ireland and the BAI, to develop original feature films in the Irish language and to bring Irish language drama to Cinema audiences in Ireland and worldwide. TG4 is also proud to sponsor the Short Film Awards category which recognises up and coming talent in film.”
All screenings can be booked via Galway Film Fleadh booking office: https://galwayfilmfleadh.eventive.org/films