Pre-production has begun in Conamara on An Bronntanas, a five-part thriller produced by ROSG & De facto films.
An Bronntanas is a contemporary thriller (5 x 40 mins.) set against the background of a local independent lifeboat crew working off the coast of Conamara.
The rescue crew receives a distress call on a stormy night to discover a fishing boat, its only passenger a dead woman and its cargo is 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 passenger and sell the drugs and save their struggling village. It’s a decision that will change their lives forever.
The series will be directed by Tom Collins (Kings) and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh and Tom Collins for ROSG and De facto films.
An Bronntanas will be shot in various locations in Conamara during March and April and will be shot on the Arri Alexa, by cinematographer Cian de Buitléar. Cathleen Dore is the Line Producer and Mags Linnane the Production Designer.
An Bronntanas is funded by TG4, The BAI, Bord Scannán na hÉireann and Northern Ireland Screen/ Irish Language Broadcast Fund and will be screened on TG4 in 2014.