'Spears' to show at
SPEARS is the new thriller
from Donegal filmmaker Gerard Lough. Packed with twists
and turns, the plot kicks off when a private
investigator is sent from Ireland to Florence, Italy to
track down a woman who mysteriously vanished.
Meanwhile in London, a dissident republican does an
arm's deal with a new seller he does not trust. In
Berlin, a scam artist spends a weekend with a married
woman he tries to convince to leave with him.
Each of the three men make a startling discovery which
forces them to team up back in Ireland and take revenge
on those who have wronged them. Fittingly, the film’s
title is taken from the Emily Bronte quote; “Treachery
and violence are spears pointed by both ends; they wound
those who resort to them worse than their enemies.”
Typical of the mystery / thriller genre, the film is a
stylish looking affair with tension and fear in
abundance but trust in short supply. Over half of the
film was shot in Donegal.
Busy Donegal actor Aidan
O'Sullivan (Night People) leads a cast of exciting new
comers which also includes local actors Michael Leddy
and Kieran Kelly. Lough: "The cast of Spears were are
the best I have ever worked with. Each of the seven
principal actors are potential break out stars and I
have no doubt we are going to be seeing more of them on
screen in the years to come. After a preview screening,
their performances were one of the most talked about
aspects of the film."
'Spears' director Gerard
Lough at Buncrana Cinema. Photo by Davin McLoone.
The film's release date
was held back so it could be released in cinemas at a
time when audiences are returning in larger numbers.
Lough: "There is nothing like seeing your work on the
big screen, so we are all delighted that initial
audiences will get to experience Spears that way. Having
it shown at a cinema as distinctive and beautiful as
Buncrana Cinema is the icing on the cake."
Spears is showing at Buncrana Cinema from Friday April
15th to Sunday 17th.