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The eagerly-anticipated Irish thriller Calm With Horses got it’s digital release today April 27th after its cinematic release was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adapted from the story by Mayo’s Colin Barrett and directed by Nick Rowland, Calm With Horses sees the enigmatic Barry Keoghan play Dympna Devers alongside rising stars Niamh Algar and Cosmo Jarvis in an DMC Films/Element Pictures co-production with Michael Fassbender on board as executive producer.

The critically acclaimed film which shot across Clare, Galway City and County had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and was supported by the Western Audiovisual Producers Fund /WRAP Fund, Film4, Screen Ireland and Altitude Film Entertainment. The production was assisted by the Arts Office of Clare County Council and ScreenWest.

Sarah Dillon, Development Manager of the WRAP Fund believes that “Calm With Horses is an unflinching, mile a minute thriller underpinned by real heart and emotion. The stunning landscapes of Clare and Galway are captured in epic portions and it is a real showcase of what the West and the WRAP Fund has to offer productions.

Tomás Ó Síocháin, CEO of the Western Development Commission said “The Wrap Fund is something we are really excited about. We’ve seen an additional spend of just under €10m for the region which is a very tangible output for the agency. It brings to reality all the work that’s in the region, all the skills that are in the region and builds the profile of the region internationally.”