Galway audiences will be the first to see new Irish thriller Tiger Raid when it has its Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh on Thursday 7th July.
The film which stars Brian Gleeson (Rebellion), Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends), and Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) is based on the Galway native Mick Donnellan’s stage play ‘Radio Luxembourg’. Donnellan co-wrote the screenplay with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans.
The film follows two Irish guys working in a private security crew in the Middle East. They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery – a Tiger Raid. One of them has a brutal and unrepentant view of the world, defined by fear and adoration of their invisible but omnipresent boss while the other is recklessly ambitious, hungry to progress through the ranks of the crew. As the raid progresses, their frenzied world turns in on itself as past misdeeds come to the surface.
The film had its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and also screened at the A-list Edinburgh Film Festival earlier this month.
Both the director Simon Dixon and lead actor Brian Gleeson will attend the Galway Film Fleadh screening which takes place in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday 7th July at 10pm.
The film was produced by Dixon Baxi Evans in the UK with Samson Films (Once) in Ireland with funding from the Irish Film Board.
Tickets for Tiger Raid can be purchased on the Galway Film Fleadh website http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/index.php/project/tiger-raid/
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