The Donegal Film Office at Donegal County Council is delighted that the actress Ruth Bradley (below) has won the best actress award at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards for her role in Grabbers which was filmed in Inishowen.
The new Irish comedy horror feature Grabbers stars Ruth Bradley (Love/Hate) and Richard Coyle (W.E., Prince of Persia) featured strongly at the awards ceremony and was nominated in four categories, Best Film, Script Film, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
Directed by Jon Wright from an original screenplay by Kevin Lehane, the story captures the idyll and charm of a rural Irish fishing village, as the peace of the enchanting Erin Island community is shattered by an invasion of giant squid-like creatures from the sea, known as “Grabbers” who start picking off the villagers. Handsome but washed up local policeman O’Shea (Coyle) is forced to sober up and team up with uptight, teetotal policewoman Lisa (Bradley) to protect the islands population from the tentacled, fang-jawed, barb-tongued creatures.
Film Producer Tracy Brimm described the beautiful Donegal landscape as a ‘featured character’ in Grabbers and said that the crew had an extraordinary experience shooting in Donegal
He commented: “W e had a terrific team working with us and a very warm local reception”.
Donegal Film Office was set up in Donegal County Council a number of years ago and has had considerable success in securing Donegal as a film location for a number of films and documentaries including the “Shine of Rainbows”, “The Wake Wood” and “Dead long Enough”.