‘Black Ice’ - an exciting new Irish film screens in Thurles

‘Black Ice’, an exciting new Irish film, will screen at the IMC Thurles and IMC Tipperary on Monday, October 28th at 8pm.

‘Black Ice’, an exciting new Irish film, will screen at the IMC Thurles and IMC Tipperary on Monday, October 28th at 8pm.

The film also screened at the Galway Film Fleadh in July and made its World Premiere at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival in February.

Directed by Johnny Gogan and starring Killian Scott and Jane McGrath, the film is a dramatic action thriller set against the backdrop of the local petrol-head scene in rural Ireland.

Set in rural Donegal ‘Black Ice’ follows Jimmy Devlin, played by ‘Love/Hate’ star Killian Scott, and his complicated relationship with girlfriend Alice Watters, played by newcomer Jane McGrath who has been receiving rave reviews for her feature film debut.

The story, set in a clandestine road racing scene where Jimmy is considered “top dog” among the petrol heads, also follows his and Alice’s struggle to break into the legit professional rally scene, but there are other forces at work in this shadowy border world threatening to undermine their ambition. The world of cars, whether it be the modified car scene or the rally scene, is a big sub-culture in many countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. There is a degree of mystery and secrecy around the world of cars, young people and speed.

Set in the period around the Irish economic crash of 2008 ‘Black Ice’ was shot on locations in Sligo and Leitrim, a developing hot-bed of film-making now playing host to the new Ken Loach film. Gogan’s third feature after ‘The Last Bus Home’ and ‘Mapmaker’, ‘Black Ice’ is co-producer Still Films first foray into fiction having previously scored hits with documentaries ‘Pyjama Girls’ and ‘Seaview’.

The film was produced by Bandit Films and Still Films, with the support of The Irish Film Board / Bord Scannán na hÉireann.