Irish Film: Poster for Tom Collins' An Bronntanas

Director Tom Collins has very graciously sent us the poster for his new filmAn  Bronntanas, the film version of TG4’s new 5 part contemporary thriller, which has been chosen as Ireland’s official nomination for Best Foreign Language Film for the 87th Academy Awards.

The film stars Dara Devaney (Na Cloigne), Owen McDonnell (Single Handed) alongside veteran American Irish TV and theatre actor John Finn (Cold Case).

The film follows the rescue crew of a local independent lifeboat crew working off  the coast of Connemara, Co. Galway, who receive a distress  call on a stormy night. On discovering an abandoned fishing boat with a cargo of over a million euros worth of drugs the crew is challenged with a moral dilemma. Do they hand over the drugs to the authorities or sell them and save their struggling village. It’s a decision that will change their lives forever.

The original Irish language film and show was developed by Galway-based production company ROSG and Northern Ireland-based De Facto Films. It is directed by Tom Collins (Kings) who also produced with Ciarán Ó Cofaigh. The series was shot in various locations in Connemara, with Cian de Buitléir as the DoP.

An Bronntanas, the TV series, will air on Thursdays at 9.30pm from October 23rd, on TG4.