Calm With Horses
Cosmo Jarvis and Barry Keoghan in Calm With Horses

Saban Films nabs North American rights to Nick Rowland’s Calm With Horses

Deadline is reporting that Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Irish film Calm With Horses, the feature film debut of director Nick Rowland.

Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis – Lady Macbeth, Peaky Blinders) is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna (Barry Keoghan – Dunkirk, American Animals).

Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula (Niamh Algar – The Virtues, The Last Right) as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.

When Arm is asked to kill a man who has crossed the Devers’, his loyalties are truly tested and his attempts to do the right thing set off a chaotic chain of events that will affect everyone he holds dear.

Calm With Horses is written by Joe Murtagh, directed by Nick Rowland produced by Dan Emmerson, Rory Gilmartin, Kate Glover and executive produced by Michael Fassbender, Conor Mccaughan, Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Sam Lavender, Daniel Battsek, Sue Bruce-Smith, Will Clarke, Mike Runagall, Celine Haddad, Sarah Dillon.

Calm With Horses is a DMC Film, Element Pictures production in association with Altitude Film Entertainment; developed and co-financed by Film4 and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland with the participation of The Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund/WRAP Fund.

The film will have its Irish premiere with a gala screening at the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on March 5th. It will be released in Ireland and the UK via Element Distribution and Altitude respectively on March 13th.