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Newry-born Cathy Brady’s IFTA-winning film WILDFIRE will screen at the Omniplex, Newry and in cinemas across Ireland from tomorrow Friday 3 September.

With many scenes filmed in Newry it's sure to capture the attention locally. WILDFIRE is Cathy Brady’s feature debut starring Nora-Jane Noone (Brooklyn, The Magdalene Sisters) alongside the late Nika McGuigan (Philomena, The Secret Scripture).

The six-time IFTA nominated film received its world premiere to critical acclaim at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival.

Brought to the screens by Wildcard Distribution, WILDFIRE tells the story of “Irish twins” Lauren (Noone) and Kelly (McGuigan) and their life on the fractious Irish border. When one of them, who has been missing, finally returns home, the intense bond with her sister is re-ignited. Together they unearth their mother's past but uncover secrets and resentments which have been buried deep, that threaten to overwhelm them.

WILDFIRE is produced by David Collins for Samson Films, Charles Steel for Cowboy Films and Carlo Cresta-Dina for Tempesta Film. An Irish-UK co-production, WILDFIRE is supported by the BFI, Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen and the Wellcome Trust.

Director of WILDFIRE, Cathy Brady said “I am so proud WILDFIRE will be screened in cinemas across Northern Ireland and Ireland. The success of the film and the support I have received is overwhelming"

Brady continued “This has been an extremely special film to write and direct. Shot across a number of locations in Northern Ireland including Belfast, Newry and Downpatrick, it was really important to me to showcase the beauty and tragedy of our local environment. I am so privileged to have worked with Nika and Nora-Jane, along with the rest of the cast, crew, producers and financiers, who have all been so committed in helping me achieve this. I’m thrilled to welcome audiences to the cinema to enjoy Wildfire from Friday.”

Actress Nika McGuigan who was born in Newry passed away in 2019 from Cancer and in a fitting tribute the film was shown at a special outdoor screening in Clones on Sunday.

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    Tom Torley · 1 months ago
    And don't forget Amelia Torley is from Newry too and is still at The Sacred Heart. Her second movie - watch this space.

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