Irish short film ‘Vanner’ has been selected to screen at the Chicago Irish Film Festival

Vanner follows the return of Francie Flanagan back to his halting site in Limerick, Ireland after a tragic event at a fair. This is the story of the fallout from this unexpected start to his married life.

It was directed by Colm Higgins and produced by Maeve McGrath and Colm Higgins for Sidhe Film. Director of photography was David Qualter from Tree Light Pictures.

Filmed entirely on location in Co.Limerick, the cast includes Aidan Crowe (Game of Thrones), Emma O’Grady (Mephisto) and Margie Nagle.

Speaking about the film, Maeve said, “I was keen to film in the Ballyhoura countryside to showcase the natural beauty of the region. After approaching Ballyhoura RDP and with their support and support from Limerick County Council and a Fundit campaign we started filming on the three most glorious days of sunshine we had all summer.”

Chicago Irish Film Festival 2013 will take place in Chicago from 1st-6th March  2013.

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