Ireland On Sunday presents the Irish premiere of new Irish short film Tax City, a dark and gritty journey into the heart of the London homeless community.

Set in 1990s London, Tax City follows the sensational comeback of rock star Johnny Costa (Jon Campling) followed by his tragic fall from grace. During his subsequent perilous fight for survival on the streets of London, Costa is forced to confront Fintan (played by former-World-champion-boxer-turned-actor Steve Collins), the brutal leader of a ‘taxing squad’. The story is inspired by the real-life network of Irish-dominated criminal ‘taxing squads’ that preyed on the London homeless community throughout the 1990s.

Tax City is presented by Ireland on Sunday, the IFI’s monthly showcase for new Irish film, on Sunday 12th May at 1pm.

Written and produced by Andrew Nolan and directed by the award winning Tom Begley, Tax City recently had its sold-out world premiere at BAFTA in London. The short film stars Jon Campling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2), Steve Collins (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Kid), Noel ‘Razor’ Smith (ex-bank robber/best-selling author), Mark Hutchinson (Drowning Rats) and Forbes KB (Game of Thrones).

Based in London, Nolan and Begley are working on a variety of short films in 2013 and Nolan’s feature film project Clan Londonis currently in pre-production. The soundtrack features music from Nolan’s popular Celtic-rock band The BibleCode Sundays.


The film screening will be followed by a Q+A with director Tom Begley and boxer-turned-actor Steven Collins.

Tickets for Tax City, costing €5, are available now from the IFI Box Office on 01 679 3477 or online at www.ifi.ie.




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