A Nightingale Falling, the Irish period drama set during the War of Independence is to have its Irish television premiere this Easter Sunday at 10pm on UTV Ireland.
The film is set in 1920 with The Anglo-Irish war at its height and upon discovering a wounded British officer, (Gerard McCarthy) two sisters (Tara Breathnach and Muireann Bird) must outwit British and IRA forces as well as confront their own personal rivalry in an attempt to save his life.
The film is based on the novel by Clare author PJ Curtis and was released in cinemas last September where it enjoyed a successful 6 week nationwide run at the Irish box office. The film has out performed all expectations for an independently released film here in Ireland and continues to expand into new markets and territories. Speaking on behalf of the production co-director Garret Daly said ’It’s really great and we’re immensely proud that the film will be broadcast in such a prime time slot on this new channel.’
TV audiences will also get a chance to see The making of A Nightingale Falling in a special documentary which looks at the community involvement in County Offaly. It focuses on the ways and means the filmmakers managed to produce this high quality drama and the efforts undertaken by everyone involved, including the recording of the score with the Ulster Orchestra for their very first film score. The film was co-directed/produced by Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn alongside producers Gerry Burke and PJ Curtis.
A Nightingale Falling is a Mixed Bag Media production in association with Northern Ireland Screen.
A Nightingale Falling will have its Irish TV premiere on UTV Ireland, Easter Sunday, 5th April at 10pm.
The Making of A Nightingale Falling will be broadcast on the same day 4.30pm