Deadline is reporting that Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Irish film Calm With Horses, the feature film debut of director Nick Rowland.
Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis – Lady Macbeth, Peaky Blinders) is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna (Barry Keoghan is an Irish actor from Summerhill in Dublin, best known for his roles in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. – Dunkirk, American Animals).
Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula (Niamh Algar – The Virtues, The Last Right) as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.
When Arm is asked to kill a man who has crossed the Devers’, his loyalties are truly tested and his attempts to do the right thing set off a chaotic chain of events that will affect everyone he holds dear.
Calm With Horses is written by Joe Murtagh, directed by Nick Rowland produced by Dan Emmerson, Rory Gilmartin, Kate Glover and executive produced by Michael Fassbender, Conor Mccaughan, Andrew Lowe, Ed Guiney, Sam Lavender, Daniel Battsek, Sue Bruce-Smith, Will Clarke, Mike Runagall, Celine Haddad, Sarah Dillon.
Calm With Horses is a DMC Film, Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More production in association with Altitude Film Entertainment; developed and co-financed by Film4 and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry. with the participation of The Western Region Audiovisual Producer’s Fund/WRAP Fund.
The film will have its Irish premiere with a gala screening at the Virgin Media Founded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. on March 5th. It will be released in Ireland and the UK via Element Distribution and Altitude respectively on March 13th.