Multi award winning thriller, Na Cloigne (The Heads), to be broadcast on TG4

(Barry McGovern as Ceannfort a Sé)

Na Cloigne, which translates as ‘The Heads’ is set to re-air on TG4 starting this Sunday, 21st of August at 10:30 pm.

The three-part supernatural thriller, produced by ROSG, beat off stiff competition earlier this year to take Best Drama Series at the Celtic Media Festival. It also received six IFTA (Irish Film and Television Academy) Award nominations taking with it the award for Best Original Score (Ray Harman) and also taking Best Drama Series and Best Actor at the Oireachtas Communication Awards.

Directed by Robert Quinn and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG, a Conamara based film and television production company.

The Conamara village of Cloigeann comes to a standstill when the naked and decapitated bodies of two young women are found in the nearby woods. Local artist Nuala and her adulterous boyfriend Seán find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder investigation as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point.

Tortured by visions of dark, dangerous figures, Seán struggles to keep a grip on reality and on his fractured relationship with Nuala. While the villagers and the Gardaí question who could commit such a horrific act, mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé calls on his supernatural intuition and gets one step closer to discovering the truth.

Did the young female victims fall prey to a merciless predator, was the murderer seeking a terrible revenge or could there be paranormal forces at play?

For those out side of Ireland, Na Cloigne can be viewed on www.tg4.ie

Further information on Na Cloigne: www.ROSG.ie

Na Cloigne airs on TG4 on the following dates;
Part 1 : 21/08/2011 @ 22:30
Part 2 : 28/08/2011 @ 22:30
Part 3 : 04/09/2011 @ 22:30

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‘Na Cloigne’ Success

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Na Cloigne, a contemporary Irish language supernatural thriller broadcast on TG4 last year, has been chosen over international competition to win best ‘Drama Series’ category at the Celtic Media Festival.

The Celtic Media Festival is an annual celebration of the best of film, television, radio and digital media from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. The event, which took place in Scotland this month, promotes the importance of Celtic heritage, language and culture.

Na Cloigne was successful over hit drama series Sherlock, as well as Lip Service, Single Father, Istoriou Breizh and Pen Taler.

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'Na Cloigne' nominated at the Celtic Media Festival

Na Cloigne, the supernatural drama series produced by ROSG, is selected to represent Ireland in ‘Drama Series’ category at the prestigious Celtic Media Festival

This series is a contemporary Irish language supernatural thriller broadcast on TG4 last year, has been chosen from a host of Irish TV drama productions to be selected as the Irish entry in the ‘Drama Series’ category at the Festival.

The Celtic Media Festival is an annual celebration of the best of film, television, radio and digital media from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. The event, which will take place in Scotland in April, promotes the richness of Celtic heritage, language and culture.

The standard at the Celtic Media Festival is high, with the event attracting major drama productions from major broadcasters such as BBC, RTE, UTV, TG4 and Channel 4.

The shortlist for the ‘Drama Series’ category at the Celtic Media Festival is:

Na Cloigne ROSG, Ireland
Sherlock Hartswood Films, Wales
Lip Service Kudos Films, Scotland
Single Father Red Production Company, Scotland
Istoriou Breizh Pois Chiche, Brittany
Pen Taler Fiction Factory, Wales

Na Cloigne, which translates as ‘The Heads’, features a young couple at the centre of an investigation into the violent and gruesome murders of two women. Directed by Robert Quinn and produced by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh for ROSG, a Conamara based film and television production company, the series was originally broadcast as a three part series on TG4 early last year and a feature length film version was broadcast on TG4 over Halloween.

The miniseries focuses on the discovery of the naked and decapitated bodies of two young women in the woods. Local artist Nuala (Siobhan O’Kelly) and her adulterous boyfriend Seán (Dara Devaney) find themselves at the heart of the brutal murder inquiry as jealousy, lust and insecurity drives their relationship to breaking point. The programme moves into paranormal territory when the mysterious Superintendent Ó Sé (Barry McGovern) arrives on the scene to try and unravel the murder mystery.

This follows last week’s announcement that Na Cloigne had received six nominations for the upcoming 2011 Irish Film and Television Awards in a variety of categories including ‘Single Drama / Drama Serial’, ‘Director Television’, Writer Television’, ‘Make-Up and Hair’, ‘Original Score’ and ‘Irish Language’.

Na Cloigne was funded by TG4, and BSÉ/IFB and the BAI and private investment through 481.

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