In this Film Ireland podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Director Damian McCann & Writer Aislinn Clarke about their film ‘Doineann’.

Doineann the Irish for ‘stormy weather’, is the feature debut from Damian McCann with the screenplay penned by Aislinn Clarke and tells the story of the disappearance of a woman and her baby on a remote Irish island. Her husband must put his trust in the island’s retired policewoman to help find his family before a storm hits the island.

Starring Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan, Bríd Brennan (Calm With Horses, Brooklyn), Clare Monnelly (Moone Boy) and Sean T. O’Meallaigh (Vikings).

Since the film’s world premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this year it has gone on to screen at Newport Beach Film Festival in California, the Foyle Film Festival and the Belfast Film Festival where star Bríd Brennan was presented with the Reálta Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.

Doineann‘ was produced by Diarmuid Lavery, Christopher Myers and Michael Hewitt for the multi-award-winning film production company DoubleBand Films, with the support of the Irish Language Broadcast Fund, BBC Gaeilge and TG4.

Doineann is in cinemas from 28th January 2022.

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