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An Klondike leads IFTA Nominations for Drama Awards!

Congratulations to all the Irish Film & Television Nominees for the Film & Drama Awards that have just been announced.

Leading the pack with 9 nominations in the Drama Section is An Klondike with nominations including

  • Best Drama
  • Best Director (Drama)- Daithi Keane
  • Best Actor (Drama) – Dara Devaney
  • Best Supporting Actor (Drama) – Robert O’Mahoney
  • Costume Design  – Triona Lillis
  • Production Design – Padraig O’Neill

An Klondike is the first western to be made in Ireland and was shot in Co. Galway in and around the Glengowla mines in Oughterard. It was created and directed by Dathaí Keane and produced by Abú Media based in Inverin.

It is an epic tale of greed, love, betrayal… and gold! It tells the story of the Connolly Brothers; three Irish emigrants who embark on a dangerous journey to the heart of the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890’s.

Pierce Boyd of Abú Media spoke to RTÉ TEN saying: “We are absolutely delighted with the nine IFTA nominations for An Klondike, it is great recognition for all the hard work the whole team put into making it. There have been some incredible Irish productions this year and we know the competition is going to be very tough. However we are really looking forward to the big night – we will be making plenty of noise. The West will be out in force!”

The IFTA Film & Drama Awards 2016 take place at the Round Room at the Mansion House on Saturday 9th April.

The full list of all the nominations is available on the IFTA website: http://www.ifta.ie/awards/news/filmanddrama2016.html

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