ROSG are delighted to announce that the Award Winning series An Bronntanas has been nominated for the IFTA Gala Television Awards in the ‘Irish Language’ category. This has been a particularly tough category with the best Irish language programs of every genre competing for the nominations
It’s been a successful year for the series having been very well received when it aired on TG4 last year and more recently having Lagardère Entertainment (LE) Rights come on board to distribute the hit thriller to a worldwide audience.
The film version of An Bronntanas recently received the Jury's Special Award at the Boston Irish Film Festival as well as receiving an award for ‘Best Actor’ at this year’s Gradaim Chumarsáide an Oireachtais.
Directed by Tom Collins (Kings), and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh (Cré na Cille) and Tom Collins, An Bronntanas stars Dara Devaney (Na Cloigne), John Finn (Cold Case), Owen McDonnell (Single Handed), Michelle Beamish (Crisis Eile), Pól Ó Gríofa (Ros Na Rún), Charlotte Bradley and Janusz Sheagall. The series was shot in various locations in Conamara, with Cian de Buitléar as the DoP.
An Bronntanas (The Gift) is a contemporary thriller set against the background of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Conamara, in the West of Ireland. The rescue crew answers a distress call on a stormy night to discover an abandoned fishing boat, its only cargo onboard a dead woman and over a million Euros worth of drugs. The crew is challenged with a moral dilemma — bring the woman on shore and hand the drugs to the authorities or, leave the body, sell the drugs and save their struggling village.
An Bronntanas was produced by ROSG and De Facto Films with financial contribution from TG4, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), The Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and Section 481.
The IFTA Gala Television Awards ceremony will take place in Dublin on October 22nd, for more information on the awards please visit www.ifta.ie
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