CALM WITH HORSES now in post-production

In post-production January 2019

CALM WITH HORSES by Nick Rowland, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney is in post-production. The drama is an adaptation of a novella from the acclaimed collection of short stories Young Skins by Irish writer Colin Barrett, published in 2013. Set in the gloomy Irish countryside, the story revolves around ex-boxer Douglas Armstrong, nicknamed “Arm” and a feared enforcer of the drug-dealing Devers family. In spite of his life of crime, Arm tries to be a good father to his autistic five-year-old son, Jack. Torn between these two families, the man's loyalty will be truly tested when he is asked to kill for the first time. CALM WITH HORSES was developed by British firms Film4 and DMC Film, with financial support granted by Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Ireland and the Galway Film Centre's Western Region Audiovisual Producers Fund.

THE CASTLE by Lina Luzyte, executive producer: EAVE graduate Lesley McKimm is in post-production. The film, shot in both English and Lithuanian, and penned by the director herself, is set in Dublin and centres on three characters: 13-year-old Lithuanian girl Monika, her mother Jolanta and her granny, who is suffering from dementia and requires 24/7 care. Monika dreams of becoming a famous musician and sees a concert taking place at The Castle as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Jolanta, once a professional pianist who had to take a job in a local fish factory, is sceptical and reluctant to support her daughter's dreams, and so she sells their keyboard and forbids Monika from attending the concert. Nonetheless, her decision does not stop Monika, who cooks up a scheme to get €100 in order to hire the keyboard. Struggling to raise the sum, she ends up abducting her own grandmother, pretending to kidnap her and demanding a ransom from her mother. The film is being funded by the Lithuanian Film Center, Screen Ireland and RTÉ, the Irish public broadcaster. Filming took place in Vilnius and Dublin between June and August last year.

Page published 29 January 2019.

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