As part of Mayo Arts Service Professional Development programme, Film Mayo in partnership with Ballina Arts Centre will present Brendan Muldowney’s most recent feature film, Pilgrimage, which will be screened in Ballina Arts Centre on Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the director.  This is a free event, but booking is required via Ballina Arts Centre.

Pilgrimage spent three weeks shooting in locations in Mayo in late spring/early summer 2015.  The feature film makes use of enchanting locations throughout Mayo, most distinctively beaches in and around the Louisburgh region.  The film also made use of local extras.

This star-studded film was penned by screenwriter Jamie Hannighan and directed by Brendan Muldowney.  The cast includes Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit), Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Fury) and Stanley Weber (Outlander).  Its six-week shoot was between the west of Ireland and Belgium.

Pilgrimage follows a small group of monks to escort their monastery’s holiest relic to Rome. But political and religious significance of the relic is revealed, and the group’s journey becomes increasingly fraught with danger. Ultimately, the faith that binds the men together threatens to be the very same thing that will tear them apart.

Brendan Muldowney is an Irish writer/director. After graduating from the National Film School, he wrote and directed 9 award winning shorts. His debut feature Savage (2009) was nominated for 6 Irish Film and Television awards. His second film, Love Eternal (2013) has played at over 80 festivals worldwide and was winner of the ‘Dublin critics circle’ award for best Irish film at the 2014 Dublin Film Festival.

Bookings via Ballina Arts Centre – 096 73593, info@ballinaartscentre.com www.ballinartscentre.com

Pilgrimage was developed with the assistance of the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland and Creative Europe and was financed by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and Wallimage, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance.

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