Ireland, 2020

Director: Tom Sullivan; screenplay: Tom Sullivan; cinematography: Kate McCullough; editing: Mary Crumlish; music: Kíla; scenografia: Padraig O’Neill; casting: Louise Kiely; producer: Cúán Mac Conghail; production company: Macalla Teoranta. Irish location: Lettermullen, Co. Galway

Running time: 86’

Cast: Dónall Ó Héalaí, Saise Ní Chuinn, Dara Devaney, Michael McElhatton, Peter Coonan, Eoin Ó Dubhghaill, Seán T. Ó Meallaigh, Siobhán O’Kelly



On the eve of the Great Famine, fisherman Colmán Sharkey ekes out a meagre existence for his family on the west coast of Ireland. Wrongly blamed for the murder of an inclement local landlord he is forced to go on the run, hiding out in a cave on a remote rocky island



Tom Sullivan was born in Dublin and studied Earth Science at University College Galway before he started working in film and television. His first film Asal (2011) premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh and won the Tiernan McBride award for Best Short Drama, as did his second short Mechanic (2013). Personal Development (2015) had its North American première at the Tribeca Film Festival. Sullivan also directed Fir Bolg, a six part comedy drama that won an IFTA Award for best Irish production in 2017. Arracht is his first feature.