Two more films have just been announced in the Official Selection for the 29th Galway Film Fleadh, Irish director Alan Mulligan’s The Limit Of… and Boston filmmaker James Demo’s intimate documentary The Peacemaker, which charts the life of Irishman Padraig O’Malley. The festival runs July 11th to 16th.
The Limit Of… is a low-budget independent feature written, directed, and produced by Alan Mulligan (Trust, Communion Day), with Tim Palmer, Anthony Mulligan and Taine King also producing.
James Allen is a man in control. He lives alone and works as a banker. He does his best to look after his widowed mother. What he doesn’t know is that the bank he works for is about to repossess her home. When the stress of this provokes a family crisis, James begins to question his whole life and to glimpse the ruthless, manipulative black heart behind the glossy veneer of the banking world. He decides to take action.
Meanwhile, Alison Leonard, his beautiful co-worker, has her own agenda which puts her on a collision course with James. Her actions trigger a dark spiral of deceit, revenge and death. The film explores limits imposed upon us by choices we make – limits set by our careers, desires, needs and even the choice of who we love.
The Limit Of… stars Laurence O’Fuarain, Sarah Carroll, Ally Ní Chiaráin, and Sonya O’Donoghue.
The Peacemaker is an intimate portrayal of Dublin-born international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig’s isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to some of the most dangerous crises zones on Earth – from Northern Ireland to Kosovo, Nigeria to Iraq – over five years – as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. We meet Padraig in the third act of his life in a race against time to find some kind of salvation for both the world and himself.
The Peacemaker features interviews with O’Malley and key figures in his life, including Martin McGuinness and Nelson Mandela, to paint an intricate portrait of what motivates him to take on the seemingly impossible and show us how one man can truly make a difference.
Director/Producer James Demo is an independent filmmaker who writes, directs and produces documentary and narrative films. He is best know for the award-winning film, First Time Long Time, a short comedy starring John Savage and co-starring Emmy award-winning actress Amanda Plummer and Hollywood icon Karen Black.
The 29th Galway Film Fleadh reveals its full programme on June 27th at 6pm in Galway and online at www.filmfleadh.ie. The festival takes place from July 11th to 16th.