The 6th Underground Cinema Film Festival came to a close on Sunday night with the awards ceremony that saw Spiders Trap, directed by Alan Walsh, win Best Feature Film.
Spiders Trap follows Steve Wilson, a former criminal with a talent for cracking safes, who finally gets his chance to make things right. As he sits on the edge of a record deal, a childhood friend and brutal manipulator delivers an ultimatum to drag Steve back to a life he left behind.
Other winners on the night were:
Best International Feature Film: Imperfect Sky
Best Short Film: Swerve
Best Student Film: Battle
Best International Short: Mediation
Best One Minute Film: Love at First Night
Runner Up One Minute Film: Shot on the Red
Winner of the Actors Showcase: Anto Seery
Runner Up for the Actors Showcase: Cherley Kane
Irish film noir Spider’s Trap, written and directed by Alan Walsh, has won the Award For Excellence at The Indiefest Film Awards in Los Angeles, California.
Produced by Bootstrap Films Ltd and Blackhorse Film Productions, Spiders Trap tells the story of Jack Spider who longs for the day when he can escape from prison and rob one more jewellery store.
He can’t do it alone. He needs the Black Wall Gang to get back together. Time has passed when he “gets out” and people have moved on. Jazzer is the family man (6 kids and another on the way) and Steve Wilson has a real future as a musician. He has a kid. A record producer has offered Steve the deal of a lifetime. Spider has other ideas for Steve. He kidnaps Amy and Sharon and forces Steve back to a life of crime for one night. The Black Wall Gang are back.
Will Steve make it to the record company offices to sign the deal? Will he return to a life of crime or will he live happily ever after.
Blackhorse Film Productions and Bootstrap Films Ltd have announced the launch of new feature film Spider’s Trap on 9th August 2014 in the Lighthouse Cinema, Dublin.
An independent Irish production written and directed by Dubliner Alan Walsh (What If), the film features a cast including Simon Delaney (Delivery Man), Liam Carney (Gangs of New York), Sarah Carroll (Love/Hate), Glen Baker, Alan Sherlock, Dermot Magennis, Jane Elizabeth Walsh and newcomer Aislí Moran (Noble).
Steve Wilson (Glen Baker), a former criminal with a talent for cracking safes, has finally got his chance to make things right. As he sits on the edge of a record deal, childhood friend and brutal manipulator Jack Spider (Alan Sherlock) delivers an ultimatum to drag Steve back to a life he left behind. Tense, fast-paced and frightening, the film delivers a fresh take on film noir.