Dunsany Productions short film Guerrilla has been awarded the Best Production at Naas Film Festival. The film was shot over the winter in 2009 at the Dunsany Estate and took two years to finish.
The film stars Jack Lowe(Through), Darren Killeen(Game of Thrones), Sarah Carroll (This Must Be The Place). The film also has Bertie Brosnan(Maru), Gerry Wade(The Tudors) and Eoin Barton (Prey) in supporting roles.
Guerrilla was written and directed by Blaine Rennicks, a young film maker from Navan, in County Meath. The film is an action packed war movie which follows a group of guerrillas who are fighting for liberation in futuristic Ireland after the EU falls into a totalitarian state. Robert Donnelly(Jack Lowe), is the head of the guerrilla unit. He is hunted down by an eastern European mercenary unit, lead by Samek (Darren Killeen).
Randal Plunkett, Lord Dunsany (Out There) who most recently picked the best drama award from the LIT Film Festival for his previous film Walt, produced. The film was scored by award nominated composer Darius McGann (Walt, Out There, Prey). The film’s striking cinematography was shot by Italian director of photography Stefano Battarola (Out There, Walt). Dominique Brennan edited the film. The final sound mix was completed at Moynihan Russell Studios in Dublin by Tony Kiernan (Ripper Street).
Guerrilla has also picked up two nominations from The Underground Cinema Film Festival in Dun Laoghaire. These nominations include Best newcomer for Blaine Rennicks and Best Score for Darius McGann. The event is set to take place at Royal Marine Hotel on Saturday September 29th. The trailer for Guerrilla can viewed below.