Irish Abroad: Spider’s Trap wins Award for Excellence in LA

Blackhorse Film Productions and Bootstrap Films Ltd new feature film Spider’s Trap has won an Award for Excellence at The Accolade Global Film Competition in LA.

An independent Irish production written and directed by Dubliner Alan Walsh (What If), the film features a quality cast including Simon Delaney (Delivery Man), Liam Carney (Gangs of New York), Sarah Carroll (Love/Hate), Glen Baker, Alan Sherlock, Dermot Magennis, Jane Elizabeth Walsh and newcomer Aislí Moran (Noble).

Steve Wilson (Glen Baker), a former criminal with a talent for cracking safes, has finally got his chance to make things right. As he sits on the edge of a record deal, childhood friend and brutal manipulator Jack Spider (Alan Sherlock) delivers an ultimatum to drag Steve back to a life he left behind. Tense, fast-paced and frightening, the film delivers a fresh take on film noir.

Shot in black and white, Spider’s Trap turns standard film production on its head. Almost 80% of the crew consisted of students and recent graduates from film colleges around Dublin. This ground-breaking approach to the making of the film was developed to nurture the talent of young Irish filmmakers.

Currently in its 10th year, Accolade Global Film Competition is an avant-garde worldwide competition that strives to give talented directors, producers, actors, creative teams and new media creators the positive exposure they deserve.

Spider’s Trap recently won the Award For Excellence at The Indiefest Film Awards, which is also based in LA.

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