Broken Law

Ireland, 2020

Director: Paddy Slattery; writer: Paddy Slattery; cinematgraphy: Narayan van Maele; production design: Tracey O’Hanlon; editing: John Desay; music: Michael Fleming; producers: Simon J Doyle, Paddy Slattery; production companies: FailSafe Films, True Line Films. Irish location: Dublin

Running time: 90’

Cast: Tristan Heanue, Graham Earley, John Connors, Gemma-Leah Devereux, Ally Ní Chiaráin, Gary Lydon, Ryan Lincoln


Two estranged brothers on the opposite sides of the law: Dave Connolly is a respected member of the Garda Síochána but his loyalty to the force gets tested by his ex-convict brother Joe who is in desperate need of his help following a botched robbery.


Paddy Slattery is an IFTA nominated filmmaker who fell in love with filmmaking during an uncertain time in his life, following a serious car accident. He subsequently remains quadriplegic. Paddy had since written, directed and produced over 10 short films. His work has collectively screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide and picked up over 40 awards. Paddy’s debut feature Broken Law had its World Premiere at VMDIFF20 and went on to win a Special Jury Prize by the Dublin Film Critics Circle.