THE ROAD DANCE TRAILER
BASED ON TRUE EVENTS
After Benediction yesterday, I have another beauty for you today coming from the isles: THE ROAD DANCE WW1 drama based on the book by John MacKay. The audience award winner of last year's Edinburgh Film
Festival, follows life in the Scottish Hebrides which is harsh - the edge of the world some call it. For the beautiful Kirsty (Hermione Corfield), her love for gorgeous Murdo (Will Fletcher whom we shall watch in Rings of Power series) and their shared dreams of America promise escape from the
scrape of the land and a stifled destiny. But the Great War changes all when Murdo is conscripted. The night before the young men go off to battle, tragedy is set in motion as villagers swirl and sup at a “road dance.” The movie will hit UK and Irish cinemas May 20th! Mark Gatiss also stars.
|The Road Dance will open in cinemas May 20th|
|The movie won Audience award at Edinburgh Film Festival|
THE LIBERTIES SERIES
WILL ARRIVE TO SERIESMANIA
Speaking of the isles, check out the teaser for new period set Irish series THE LIBERTIES that will compete at this year's SeriesMania. It is set in 1815: Following the failed uprising in 1798 and subsequent Act of Union, tensions have risen considerably between the Irish and their British
counterparts. The Catholic Emancipation movement is gathering momentum and a young Daniel O’Connell is making his presence felt. THE LIBERTIES tells the interconnected stories of three siblings from this little-seen period. They are William, Mary and Pondersbury Kelly. Each is part of the landed
gentry class – the previous generation of their family having converted to Protestantism to hold onto their land and title.The legendary life of boxer Dan Donelly and his links with the Kellys, provide the spine of Season 1. His unlikely partnership with William leads to success that, again and again,
neither man can hold onto for very long. We are also introduced to Peg Plunkett, the most infamous madam of the era. In a male-dominated society, William’s sister, Mary, becomes gradually affiliated with Peg’s business in an effort to wrestle back some autonomy and power for herself.
|Boxer Dan Donnelly is one of the characters in the series|
|Pierce Ryan, Gary Duggan, Brian Durnin are the creators|
|The series is set in the early 19th century Dublin|