UK, Ireland, 2020
Director: Cathy Brady; screenplay: Cathy Brady; cinematography: Crystel Fournier; editing: Matteo Bini; music: Gareth Averill, Matthew James Kelly; production design: John Leslie; casting: Shaheen Baig; producers: David Collins, Charles Steel, Carlo Cresto-Dina; production companies: Tempesta Film UK, Cowboy Films, Samson Films. Irish location: Newry, Co. Down
Running time: 85’
Cast: Nika McGuigan, Nora-Jane Noone, Martin McCann, Kate Dickie
Inseparable sisters raised in a small town on the Irish border, Lauren and Kelly’s lives were shattered with the mysterious death of their mother. Left to pick up the pieces after her sister abruptly disappeared, Lauren is suddenly confronted with the family’s dark and traumatic past when Kelly returns home after being reported missing for a whole year. The intense sisterhood reignited, Kelly’s desire to unearth their history is not welcomed by all in the small town, as rumours and malice spread like wildfire, threatening to push them over the edge.
Cathy Brady was born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. She won an Irish Film and Television Academy Film & Drama Award for her debut short film, Small Change (2010), and again for Morning (2012). Her other works include Rough Skin (2011), created for the Channel 4 anthology series Coming Up (2003–11), the short Wasted (2013), and an episode of the British TV series Glue (2014). She directed the first season of the RTÉ2 television series Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope (2016-18). Wildfire is her debut feature film.