Earlier this year I edited the feature film King of the Travellers and it is to have its world premiere next Saturday at 7:00 in the Town Hall Theatre as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. Tickets have been flying out the door and there is less then 30 remaining. So if you’d like to see what I spent last winter doing and you’re in Galway do please come along. Its rather a good show I feel. You can book tickets here.
The film was directed by Mark O’Connor (Between the Canals) and produced by Cormac Fox for Vico Films.
Grounded in the traditions of the Irish Traveller community, King of the Travellers follows John Paul Moorehouse on his destructive quest to uncover the truth about his father’s killer. John Paul’s desire for revenge is swayed as he falls for Winnie Power, the daughter of the man he suspects killed his father. To ensure authenticity in the film, Travellers were cast to play the Traveller roles, many of whom had never acted before. With a nod to the Sergio Leone and John Ford Westerns of the last century, King of the Travellers is an explosive contemporary take on Traveller life.