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The Mighty Celt

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Synopsis

Donal (Tyrone McKenna) lives with his single mother Kate (Gillian Anderson) in Belfast. To help make ends meet, he works long hours after school for the local dog trainer, Good Joe (Ken Stott). It becomes obvious that Donal has a very special way with dogs, and while Good Joe is not a man to keep his word, he strikes a deal with Donal that he can't refuse. Entering into the underground world of dog racing, he offers Donal the 'Mighty Celt' if the greyhound can win three races in a row.
Meanwhile, life at home becomes more interesting when O (Robert Carlyle), an enigmatic figure from the past, reappears on the scene. O and Donal develop a friendship. However, Good Joe is deeply suspicious of O and Kate is weary of letting him back into her life. A dramatic revelation is soon made, and Donal is forced to learn the harsh realities of life.

Details

Year
2005
Type of film
Features
Running Time
80 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Pearse Elliot
Producer
David M. Thompson, Tracey Scoffield, Stephen Wright, Mark Woods, Brendan McCarthy, Michael Casey
Co-Producer
David M. Thompson, Tracey Scoffield, Stephen Wright, Mark Woods, Brendan McCarthy, Michael Casey
Editor
Dermot Diskin
Screenwriter
Pearse Elliot
Director of Photography
Seamus Deasy
Sound
Ronan Hill
Music
Adrian Johnston
Principal Cast
Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Tyrone McKenna, Ken Stott

Production Company

Treasure Entertainment
Shamrock Chambers
1-2 Eustace Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

T+35 (1)670 9609
F+35 (1)670 9610

info@treasure.ie

Sales
Company

The Works
Portland House
4 Great Portland Street
London W1W 8QJ
UK

T+44 (0)20 7612 1080
F+44 (0)20 7612 1081

juliette@theworksltd.com