Don't Go

#IrishFilm: New trailer and poster for David Gleeson’s Don’t Go ahead of Irish release on April 12th

Sentioar has released a new trailer and poster for David Gleeson’s supernatural thriller Don’t Go, ahead of its Irish cinema release on April 12th.

Coming to terms with the tragic loss of Molly- their only child – Ben and Hazel Slater resolve to build a new life for themselves in an idyllic hotel in the West of Ireland. Despite the stunning Galway Bay scenery, there’s no escape for the couple as the place is full of memories. Haunted by a recurring dream of a day on the beach last summer, Ben begins to realise that there are forces at work far beyond his understanding.

When the boundaries between the real world and dreams start to collapse, Ben becomes convinced that it could be possible to seize his little girl from the dream. But nothing is ever so simple, and when his wife’s damaged best friend Serena arrives, Ben becomes terrified that the truth will be revealed …The truth of what really happened to his daughter. And as his grasp on reality begins to slip – as those around him begin to question his sanity – Ben becomes more determined than ever to solve this mystery and finally bring Molly home. A determination which pays off as the pieces of the puzzle slot into place, giving Ben everything he ever wanted. But at a terrible price.

The cast is led by international stars Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Melissa George (The Slap, Grey’s Anatomy), with support from a host of Irish actors including Simon Delaney (The Conjuring 2, The Good Wife), Aoibhinn McGinnity (Poison PenLove/Hate), Gavin O’Connor (Charlie, The Tudors), Lalor Roddy (Michael Inside, Rebellion), Luke Griffin (Noble, Pure Mule), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin, An Bronntanas), and Laurence O’Fuarain (The Limit Of, Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope).

Don’t Go marks Gleeson’s return to directing duties following Cowboys and Angels (2003) and The Front Line (2006). His next scripted film is Tolkien from Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment which stars Nicholas Hoult as Lord of the Rings writer, JRR Tolkien, alongside Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Anthony Boyle, Patrick Gibson, Genevieve O’Reilly, and Derek Jacobi.. It will be released on May 3rd.

The script for Don’t Go was written by Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham) and Gleeson.Nathalie Lichtenthaeler (As If I’m Not There) produces for Wide Eye Films, with  Dorff, Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo as executive producers for Amasia Entertainment. Cinematography was by James Mather (Frank) with production design by Tracey O’Hanlon (Red Rock). Isobel Stephenson (Mr SelfridgeGarage) is the editor and post-production will take place at EGG post Production in Dublin. Financing comes from the Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland, Amasia Entertainment, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, and Northern Ireland Screen.

Don’t Go was shot entirely on location in Spiddal, Co Galway with production facilities provided by Danú Media.

Following a highly successful rollout in the US last year we are delighted to present DON’T GO to Irish audiences. A unique and unsettling experience Stephen Dorff and Melissa George are surrounded by a stellar Irish cast guiding us on a beautiful and poignant emotional journey, one we feel privileged to have the opportunity to share with audiences across Ireland.
 Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Producer