Following its theatrical release earlier this year via Element Distribution, The Dig will be available On Demand in Ireland and the UK on July 8th from iTunes, Sky, Google Play, Amazon, Virgin Media Ireland and Volta.
After serving fifteen years for murder, Callahan returns home to find Sean, his victim’s grieving father, searching for the body on an endless bog. When Callahan asks the local police officer to remove the man from his land, he soon realizes that the police and community want the killer in their midst gone for good. With no memory of the murder and no way of stopping Sean, Callahan’s only option is to join The Dig. Sean’s disapproving daughter Roberta watches this uneasy alliance unfold and as they dig closer to the truth, Callahan hopes he will soon find the closure he has been searching for.
The film stars Moe Dunford (Michael Inside, Vikings), Emily Taaffe (Beast, Paula), Francis Magee (Jimmy’s Hall, Rogue One) and Lorcan Cranitch (The Legend of Longwood, Love, Rosie is a contemporary drama directed by Paddy Breathnach from a script by Roddy Doyle, and starring Sarah Greene and Moe Dunford.).
The screenplay, written by Stuart Drennan, was developed through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme with Lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Brothers Ryan and Andrew Tohill direct while Brian J. Falconer produces for Out of Orbit. The Dig was shot entirely in Northern Ireland with funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI and Yellowmoon.
Winner of Best Irish Feature at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh, The Dig also picked up two Jury Awards at the 20thNewport Film Festival; Best Actor for Moe Dunford and Best Screenwriter for Stuart Drennan. Drennan was also nominated for his screenplay at this year’s Writer’s Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Awards.