Irish Film: First images from Brendan Muldowney’s Pilgrimage

THR has unveiled the first images from Brendan Muldowney’s new historical epic Pilgrimage.

The film follows a small group of monks who begin a reluctant pilgrimage across an island torn between centuries of tribal warfare and the growing power of Norman invaders. Escorting their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome, the monks’ progress is seen through the eyes of a pious young novice and a mute lay-brother with a violent past.

The film just wrapped a seven-week shoot, with filming on Ireland’s west coast and in the Ardennes region of Belgium. The script comes from Jamie Hannigan, with Muldowney’s Love Eternal cinematographer Tom Comerford returning.

Pilgrimage is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry and John Keville of Dublin-based Savage Productions and Benoit Roland of Wrong Men North as producers. Financing comes from the Irish Film Board, Creative Europe, Broadcasting Authority Of Ireland, Wallimages, and the Wallonia Cultural Fund. XYZ Films is executive producing and will represent the film’s worldwide sales rights, co-representing the U.S. rights with WME. Footage and promos will be shown to prespective buyers at the Toronto Film Festival and the American Film Market.