Break Out Pictures is a new Irish film and event cinema distribution company founded by Nell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn. has announced that Ian Fitzgibbon’s Dark Lies the Island is coming to Irish cinemas on October 18th. They also released the one-sheet poster and trailer for the film.
Dark Lies the Island is an Irish comedy about a family spinning out of control in a small rural town where two brothers (Moe Dunford and Peter Coonan) try to crawl out from the shadow of their domineering father (Pat Shortt) while his young wife (Charlie Murphy) is trapped in a whirlpool of sexual jealousy.
It is a story about life and death, sex and violence, dark memories, murderous intentions, jealousy, guilt, and betrayal – it’s a story, in other words, about a family
Dark Lies the Island comes from the fertile imagination of Kevin Barry, the award-winning novelist, playwright and screenwriter who has recently been long-listed for the Booker prize for his novel Night Boat to Tangier. Barry penned the script, drawing inspiration from characters in his collections of short stories.
It is the fifth film for director Ian FitzGibbon (Perrier’s Bounty, Death of a Superhero), who has also directed hit TV shows such as Moone Boy, Raised By Wolves, and People of Earth.
Produced by Michael Garland (The Legend of Longwood, Death of a Superhero) for Grand Pictures, the inky black comedy’s has an incredible ensemble cast including Pat Shortt (Garage, Queen & Country) Peter Coonan (Penance, The Drummer and the Keeper), Moe Dunford (Handsome Devil, Patrick’s Day), Charlie Murphy (The Foreigner, Philomena), Tommy Tiernan (Derry Girls, Dave Allen at Peace), and Jana Mohieden.
I’m delighted Break Out Pictures is releasing our film. It feels like the perfect home for Dark Lies the Island. Written by one of our top writers and with a cast of great actors like Tommy Tiernan, Pat Short and Charlie Murphy. I hope the audience will find something refreshing and exciting in our film.Ian Fitzgibbon, Director
Dark Lies the Island has a wealth of Irish creative talent working both on and off screen and we are privileged to be bringing it to the big screen this Autumn and hope Irish audiences will enjoy it as much as we didNell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn – Break Out Pictures
Dark Lies the Island is supported by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry./Screen Ireland , RTÉ, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Quickfire and Egg Studios Ltd.