Irish Abroad: Darkness on the Edge of Town heads to the Transilvania International Film Festival

After wowing audiences at home and abroad Irish Neo-Western Darkness on the Edge of Town is heading to Romania, to play at the prestigious Transilvania International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Patrick Ryan and starring Emma Eliza Regan, Emma Willis and Brian Gleeson, Darkness on the Edge of Town premiered at the 2014 Galway Film Fleadh, before being selected for Slamdance Film Festival in January 2015. It has garnered strong reviews and high praise on both sides of the Atlantic for its script, performances and cinematography. The film was a hot property at Slamdance; in the wake of its sold out premiere it was acquired for US distribution by Candy Factory Films, as well as being picked up by international distributor CinemaVault.

Darkness on the Edge of Town tells the story of a troubled teenage sharpshooter striving to avenge the murder of her estranged sister. It was shot by Tommy Fitzgerald and edited by Conor Fitzpatrick. Production and costume design were provided by Aoife Murray and Tania Persechini respectively, while Julie Caulfield acted as Make-up Artist. The score was composed by Alex Ryan, bassist and musical director for Hozier.

A UK and Irish release for Darkness on the Edge of Town is likely in the latter half of the year.