Pilgrim Hill

Ireland, 2012

Director: Gerard Barrett; screenplay: Gerard Barrett; cinematography: Ian D. Murphy; editing: Gerard Barrett; music: Barry Gleden; producers: Gerard Barrett, John Kelly; production company: Nine Studios; location: Co. Kerry; running time: 75’

Cast: Joe Mullins, Muiris Crowdley, Keith Byrne, Corina Gough, Kevin McCormack

Winner of the Best New Irish Talent Award at the 2012 Galway Film Fleadh



Jimmy Walsh is a middle-aged farmer living in rural Ireland. Unmarried and ill-educated, Jimmy has unquestioningly assumed responsibility for tending to the remote family land and its livestock, and has taken on the care of his ageing, bed-ridden father in the same manner. His social life amounts to a couple of pints in the pub when he can get away, and Jimmy is clearly finding his life tough. He’s not prepared for the turn it is about to take.