We are thrilled to be once again partnering with Still Voices Film Festival to bring you a series of podcasts with artists featured at the international film festival located in the heart of Ireland. Still Voices Film Festival  runs from November 9th – 13th 2022. Take a look at the programme here.

In this podcast, Gemma Creagh talks to Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney, writers & directors of Longford-shot Lakelands.

After an attack on a night out, Cian, a young Gaelic footballer, struggles to come to terms with a career-ending injury. Lakelands follows him as he undertakes a search for his own identity in a small town in the Midlands, where Gaelic football is a religion and identity is defined by what you can do on the pitch.

Lakelands was filmed on location in Granard, Co. Longford, and stars Éanna Hardwicke (Normal People, Vivarium), Danielle Galligan (Netflix’s Shadow and Bone), Lorcan Cranitch (Bloodlands, The Dig), Dafhyd Flynn (Michael Inside), Dara Devaney (Ar-racht), and Gary Lydon (Calvary). Lakelands is produced by Robert Higgins and Patrick McGivney for Harp Media, with Chris Higgins and Andrei Bogdan co-producing, and Patrick O’Neill from Wildcard as executive producer. The film is made with funding from Creative Ireland, Longford Arts Office, Backstage Theatre, Longford LEO, and received development funding from Screen Ireland.

Lakelands screens at the Still Voices Film Festival on 12th November 2022 and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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