Recently we caught up with Tipperary native Peter O’Meara, star of new Irish feature Traders, to talk about his role in Traders and all things Irish film.
Traders is written and directed by Rachael Moriarty and Peter Murphy and stars Killian Scott (Love/Hate, Calvary, ’71), John Bradley (Game of Thrones, Shameless), Nika McGuigan (The Secret Scripture, Mammal), Peter O’Meara ( Love/Hate, Charlie), and Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin, best known for his roles in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. (’71, Mammal).
Traders tells the story of Harry Fox (Scott) seems to have it all, the luxury apartment, the fancy car but when the company he works for goes bust it looks like he will lose everything. A solution is offered by Vernon Stynes (Bradley) who has masterminded a diabolical, all-or-nothing scheme based in the Deep Web, called Trading. Two strangers empty their banks accounts, sell their assets, put their entire worth in cash into a green sports bag. They travel to a remote location and fight to the death. Winner buries the loser and walks away twice as rich. Vernon believes trading is a no-brainer for anyone who wants to get rich quick. Can Harry resist the lure of a such a high risk gamble? It’s dangerous, it’s illegal, but it could solve all his problems.
Coco’s Stuart Switzer (Elisa Lynch: Queen of Paraguay, 1916: The Irish Rebellion) produced Traders with Libby Durdy (The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, This is England ’88) and Rachel Lysaght (One Million Dubliners). Executive Producers are Paul Higgins (Submarine) and Linda Cullen (Room to Improve, The Consumer Show). Finance for the film came from the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., with Rory Gilmartin serving as the IFB’s development executive for the film.