Filming has commenced on Mo Ghrá Buan – Macalla’s second feature film under TG4’s Cine4 scheme, jointly funded by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry., TG4 and BAI, with a budget of €1.2 million.
Mo Ghrá Buan is written by and directed by Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy, and produced by Cúán Mac Conghail for Macalla.
This is Rachel Moriarty and Peter Murphy’s second feature film as both writers and directors, after Traders (2015).
The story centres around a small town community in the heart of the Gaeltacht of An Rinn, Co. Waterford. Róise (Bríd Ní Neachtain) mourns the loss of her husband Frank Ó Meadhra, when a mysterious dog appears at her house. The dog’s strange behaviour reminds her so much of her late husband, that Róise begins to wonder: has Frank returned in the form of a dog? Is this a story of romance or madness?
Two-time IFTA-winner for Waterways and Song of a Raggy Boy, Peter Robertson, is Director of Photography.
The film has commenced shooting in An Rinn, Co. Waterford, and will continue for a period of four weeks.
Bríd Ní Neachtain (An Klondike, Cré na Cille), Cillian Ó Gairbhí (Vikings, Blood), and Lorcan Cranitch (The Dig, Love, Rosie is a contemporary drama directed by Paddy Breathnach from a script by Roddy Doyle, and starring Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford.) play the lead roles. The film also features Barley as Frank the dog.