#IrishFilm: Principal photography wraps on David Gleeson’s Don’t Let Go
Principal photography has wrapped this week on David Gleeson’s latest feature film Don’t Let Go, which was written by Ronan Blaney (Boogaloo and Graham) and Gleeson.
Don’t Let Go is the story of a man who, following the tragic loss of his daughter, convinces himself he can bring her back if only he can hold onto her hand in a recurring dream.
A quality cast is led by international stars Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Melissa George (The Slap, Grey’s Anatomy), with support from a host of Iris actors including Simon Delaney (The Conjuring 2, The Good Wife), Aoibhinn McGinnity (Poison Pen, Love/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 Let Go marks Gleeson’s return to directing duties following Cowboys and Angels (2003) and The Front Line (2006). His new film Tolkien from Fox Searchlight and Chernin Entertainment has just been announced and will begin shooting in September in London, starring Nicholas Hoult playing the role of ‘Lord of the Rings’ writer, JRR Tolkien.
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler (As If I’m Not There) produces for Wide Eye Films, cinematography was by James Mather (Frank) with production design by Tracey O’Hanlon (Red Rock). Isobel Stephenson (Mr Selfridge, Garage) is the editor and post-production will take place at EGG post Production in Dublin. Financing comes from the Irish Film BoardFís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., Amasia Entertainment, BAI, and Northern Ireland Screen.
Don’t Let Go was shot entirely on location in Spiddal, Co Galway with production facilities provided by Danú Media.
It has been a wonderful experience shooting this film in Spiddal, Co Galway. We were honoured to work with this calibre of cast and an extraordinary crew who enabled us to create something very special.
Nathalie Lichtenthaeler, Producer