CALM WITH Horses, the new film from the BAFTA and Sundance Festival award nominee Nick Rowland, shot at numerous locations around Galway city and county, opens in cinemas on Friday March 13.
The film, starring Cosmo Jarvis (Peaky Blinders ), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk ), and Niamh Algar (The Virtues, The Bisexual ), was shot mostly in Woodford, Loughrea, Rosroe, Gort, Killimor, and Wellpark in Galway city. It was written by Joe Murtagh, and among the executive producers are Michael Fassbender.
Ex-boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong is the faithful and violent right-hand-man to the drug-dealing Devers clan, ready to dole out beatings at the whim of his best friend, and the family’s unpredictable protégé, Dympna. Arm’s struggle to find his place in the world has consequences on his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Ursula as she strives to find a better life for herself and their young son Jack.
A Calm With Horses themed wall has been painted beside the Pálás. The film has been called “stylish and savage” by Total Film and "a blistering debut” by the Observer.
Calm With Horses is a DMC Film, Element Pictures production in association with Altitude Film Entertainment. It was supported by the Western Region Audiovisual Producers fund - the first film to be made with WRAP funding. WRAP is an initiative of the Western Development Commission and Galway Film Centre in association with Údarás na Gaeltachta and the local authorities in Connacht, Clare, and Donegal.