As part of Mayo Arts Service Professional Development programme, Film Mayo in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre are proud to present Brendan Muldowney’s most recent feature film, Pilgrimage, which will be screened in Ballina Arts Centre, followed by a Q&A with the director. This is a free event, but booking is required via Ballina Arts Centre.
Pilgrimage spent three weeks shooting in locations in Mayo in late spring/early summer 2015. The feature film makes use of enchanting locations throughout Mayo, most distinctively beaches in and around the Louisburgh region. The film also made use of local extras.
This film was penned by screenwriter Jamie Hannighan. The cast includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) and Stanley Weber (Outlander). Its six-week shoot was between the West of Ireland and Belgium.
Pilgrimage follows a small group of monks to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, and the group’s journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Ultimately, the faith that binds the men together threatens to be the very same thing that will tear them apart.
Please note the film has an 18 cert.