Kevin de la Isla O’Neill’s fast-paced Irish thriller The Hit Producer is coming to selected Aer Lingus flights as part of their inflight entertainment.
The Hit Producer is an award winning Irish film, that was written by Niall Queenan and directed by de la Isla O’Neill. It has played at festivals over the last couple of years and was given a limited cinema release nationwide. The film stars Michelle Doherty who herself worked with Aer Lingus as an air hostess and is now a mother of one presenter and actor, as well as Neill Fleming (Game of Thrones), Fergus Kealy (Camelot), Andy Kellegher (Red Rock), and Karl Shiels (Titanic: Blood and Steel).
The Hit Producer tells the story of Katelin Ballantine (Michelle Doherty), a struggling movieproducer in search of an investor, who reluctantly follows the promise of money into Dublin’s drug underworld where she witnesses a botched murder attempt. Forced to finish the job, she is blackmailed into killing for Edmund Murren (Neill Fleming), a small time, ruthless drug supplier hell bent on becoming top dog. Two years later, Katelin has put a who’s who list of drug bosses six feet under and uses her producer role to maintain a low profile. But, when a seemingly simple job unexpectedly spirals out of control, and her identity becomes known to Murren’s remaining ambitious and vengeful rivals, she is cut loose. Now the target, and with family in the line of fire, Katelin must adapt to survive the onslaught of the drug underworld as the thin veil masking her double life slips away.
The film will be available on transatlantic Aer Lingus flights from August 1st to September 30th.