The tense new Irish thriller Tiger Raid starring Brian Gleeson (Rebellion), Damien Molony (Kill Your Friends), and Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond) is set for a cinema release this autumn. Wildcard Distribution is an Irish film distributor established in early 2013 specialising in new and fresh approaches to distribution. is partnering with Altitude Film Distribution for the release in Ireland. The announcement comes ahead of the films Irish premiere at the Galway Film Fleadh next week.
The film follows two Irish mercenaries working in a private security crew in the Middle East. They have been assigned to kidnap the daughter of a powerful man as part of a major robbery – a Tiger Raid. One of them has a brutal and unrepentant view of the world, defined by fear and adoration of their invisible but omnipresent boss while the other is recklessly ambitious, hungry to progress through the ranks of the crew. As the raid progresses, their frenzied world turns in on itself as past misdeeds come to the surface
Tiger Raid is a revelatory journey into the dark hearts of men, full of twists, shocks and surprises, driven by the savage poetry of its dialogue and a breakout performance from Brian Gleeson.
The film which Donnellan co-wrote with director Simon Dixon and producer Gareth Coulam Evans, based on Mick Donnellan’s stage play ‘Radio Luxembourg’ had its world premiere at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and also screened at the A-list Edinburgh Film Festival earlier this month.
Brian Gleeson is currently filming in Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) latest production with Jennifer Lawrence while Damien Molony is currently rehearsing his next stage play ‘No Man’s Land’ alongside Sir Ian McKellen, and Sofia Boutella is filming for the reboot of The Mummy with Tom Cruise.
Both the director Simon Dixon and lead actor Brian Gleeson will attend the Galway Film Fleadh screening of Tiger Raid which takes place in the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday 7th July at 10pm.
The film was produced by Dixon Baxi Evans in the UK together with Samson Films (Once) in Ireland, with funding from the Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) is the national development agency for Irish filmmaking and the Irish film, television and animation industry..
Tickets for Tiger Raid can be purchased on the Galway Film Fleadh website http://www.galwayfilmfleadh.com/index.php/project/tiger-raid/ Keep up to date with Tiger Raid on Twitter @TigerRaidFilm