Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn’s debut feature, A Nightingale Falling, the Irish war of Independence feature film, has been officially selected for the Newport Beach Film Festival in LA.
The festival will host the US Premiere of the film which was released in Irish cinemas last September and has already picked up a number of awards at various film festivals.
Playing in competition, the film will screen on April 27th at the Little Island cinema in Newport followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
The film stars Tara Breathnach in the lead role as May Collingwood as she struggles to keep her home safe while taking care of a wounded British officer.
The film is represented by 7&7 Sales agents in London who have already secured release deals for the film in South Korea, Germany and Hong Kong.
Irish audiences will get the chance to see the movie this weekend when it is screened on UTV Ireland.
The film will be broadcast on Easter Sunday at 10pm.
A making of documentary will also screen at 4.30pm on the same day.